Oral Cancer Screening

Did you know over 25% of oral cancer victims do not smoke or abuse alcohol?

- ARID

Oral Cancer Screening

When was the last time you were checked for oral cancer?

Up to 90 percent of head and neck cancers arise after prolonged exposure to specific factors such as the use of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco or snuff, and alcohol. These factors are all closely linked to cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box and tongue. If you have had prolonged exposure to any of these factors, please book in for a routine cancer screening to ensure your health is on the right track.

Oral Cancer Screening

Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening is part of routine dental exam provided at our clinic. The goal of an oral cancer screening is to identify cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure. VELscope Oral Assessment System is a handheld scope which applies tissue fluorescence visualization in order to identify oral mucosal abnormalities.Oral Cancer Screening

Cancer examinations

At ARID Newton-Wellesley, we offer head and neck cancer examinations in conjunction with our cancer screening to ensure you are in optimum health. Careful attention during our routine seven-point examination provides rewarding and useful information, including possible congenital abnormalities, right heart function, relative right and left intrathoracic pressures, the risk of obstructive sleep apnea, signs of infection, malignancy or occult glandular enlargement, and cervical spine structure and function.

Symptoms

There are certain symptoms to watch out for in head and neck cancers. If your body is showing symptoms such as a lump or a sore which doesn’t heal, a constantly sore throat, difficulty with swallowing, or a change to a more hoarse voice, we would recommend you visit us immediately to have our specialists check your condition.Oral Cancer Screening

Specific symptoms which affect the head and neck region include:

Oral Cavity
  • A white or red patch on the gums, the tongue, or the lining of the mouth
  • Swelling of the jaw that may cause dentures to become an irregular fit
  • Bleeding or unusual pain in the mouth
Pharynx
  • Trouble breathing or speaking
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Irregular pain in the neck
  • A constantly sore throat
  • Frequent headaches
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty hearing
Larynx
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Ear pain
Paranasal Sinuses & Nasal Cavity
  • Blocked sinuses which never clear
  • Chronic sinus infections which don’t respond to treatment
  • Bloody noses
  • Frequent headaches
  • Swelling or trouble with your eyes
  • Pain in your upper teeth
  • Problems with dentures
Salivary Glands
  • Swelling under the chin and jawbone
  • Numbness or total paralysis of the facial muscles
  • Constant pain in the face, chin or neck

These symptoms could also be produced by a smaller or less serious condition. However it’s best never to leave these things to chance, and we recommend seeing a specialist as soon as these symptoms arise.

Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening is part of routine dental exam provided at our clinic. The goal of an oral cancer screening is to identify cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure. VELscope Oral Assessment System is a handheld scope which applies tissue fluorescence visualization in order to identify oral mucosal abnormalities.Oral Cancer Screening

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Cancer examinations

At ARID Newton-Wellesley, we offer head and neck cancer examinations in conjunction with our cancer screening to ensure you are in optimum health. Careful attention during our routine seven-point examination provides rewarding and useful information, including possible congenital abnormalities, right heart function, relative right and left intrathoracic pressures, the risk of obstructive sleep apnea, signs of infection, malignancy or occult glandular enlargement, and cervical spine structure and function.

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Symptoms

There are certain symptoms to watch out for in head and neck cancers. If your body is showing symptoms such as a lump or a sore which doesn’t heal, a constantly sore throat, difficulty with swallowing, or a change to a more hoarse voice, we would recommend you visit us immediately to have our specialists check your condition.Oral Cancer Screening

Specific symptoms which affect the head and neck region include:

Oral Cavity
  • A white or red patch on the gums, the tongue, or the lining of the mouth
  • Swelling of the jaw that may cause dentures to become an irregular fit
  • Bleeding or unusual pain in the mouth
Pharynx
  • Trouble breathing or speaking
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Irregular pain in the neck
  • A constantly sore throat
  • Frequent headaches
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty hearing
Larynx
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Ear pain
Paranasal Sinuses & Nasal Cavity
  • Blocked sinuses which never clear
  • Chronic sinus infections which don’t respond to treatment
  • Bloody noses
  • Frequent headaches
  • Swelling or trouble with your eyes
  • Pain in your upper teeth
  • Problems with dentures
Salivary Glands
  • Swelling under the chin and jawbone
  • Numbness or total paralysis of the facial muscles
  • Constant pain in the face, chin or neck

These symptoms could also be produced by a smaller or less serious condition. However it’s best never to leave these things to chance, and we recommend seeing a specialist as soon as these symptoms arise.

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Frequency Of Head & Neck Cancers

Head and neck cancers account for approximately three percent of all cancers recorded in the United States. Head and neck cancer is known to be twice as common in males as it is in females, and is more often diagnosed in people who are over the age of 50.

Booking Your Oral Cancer Screening

If you’re in need of an oral cancer screening or head and neck examination, please contact our friendly staff today.

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Our Friendly Team Looks Forward to Meeting You

  • 781.237.1190
  • info@aridnw.com
  • 180 Linden Street
    3rd Floor Suite 8C

    Wellesley Massachusetts 02482
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    Wednesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
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