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Oral Cancer Early Detection Video Tips

When detected early, oral cancer can be treated more successfully. It's easy to get detected for oral cancer -- just ask your dentist for an oral cancer screening during your next visit.

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There are a lot of risks to cancer these days but one of the most easily detected and easily diagnosed is oral cancer, and there's a lot of people at risk for it that don't really know it.

It can easily be checked at a dentist office. They have the technology to determine it way ahead of time and like all cancers, early detection is essential to preventing it from becoming a serious problem. 80-90 percent of the cases that are detected early can be cured. It's very important to see a dentist on a regular basis and have that checked.

Now there are people who are at higher risk. Tobacco users, whether you're smoking or dipping or anything like that, or heavy alcohol use puts you at greater risk. But everyone should be seeing a dentist and getting checked for oral cancer on a regular basis. It's not something you can necessarily see or feel on your own, but it's very easily detected and can be very easily treated in the initial stages. So, get checked.