Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awarness

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close up of a patient with their mouth open and a hand in a blue glove performing a dental exam with a dental mirrorOral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness starts, April 12-18, 2013.  Contact “The Palm Desert Center for Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry” today to schedule your oral cancer screenings.  The oral cancer screenings are free when you have an oral exam or periodontal screening.

If you’re in the Palm Desert, Palm Springs, or Coachella Valley area, please feel free to contact us between 9:00AM and 5:00PM Monday thru Thursday to schedule your appointment.

Oral cancer has increased over the past several years.  The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA) has now included to its list of those at risk for oral, head, and neck cancer, people who are sexually active adults who engage in common sexual behaviors, such as open-mouth kissing and oral sex.

We along with the HNCA are urging all who may be at risk for these cancers to take advantage of the free screenings during the 15th annual Awareness week.

What is oral cancer and why should I be concerned?

Oral cancer is any cancer of the head, neck and mouth, including the pharynx, par nasal sinuses and nasal cavity, the voice box, thyroid and salivary glands, the skin of the face and neck, and the lymph nodes in the neck.

Unfortunately, oral cancer is often diagnosed in its later stages, making it more likely for complications to set in and resulting in disfigurement (i.e. patients with cancer of tongue may have to have their tongue removed). Left untreated, oral cancer results in death.

Watch this YouTube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eopbcvYEjlw

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 8,000 people die each year from oral cancer, or about one death per hour.  Don’t become a statistic, it is a simple test and only takes a few minutes, call today for your appointment.

The Palm Desert Center for Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry is located at 73-929 Larrea Street, Suite 2, Palm Desert, CA 92260.  Contact us by phone: 760-340-1030 … www.palmdesertimplantdentist.com