Oral Cancer Screenings in Houston
Oral cancer is a very serious disease, and early detection can make a big difference in your prognosis. We use visual and manual screening methods to detect abnormal tissue in your cheeks, gums, tongue and other areas of your mouth. We also use a handheld light, called OralID, to check for mucosal abnormalities. This safe and effective method uses a fluorescence technology, emitting a harmless blue light to aid in identifying areas of concern. Certain lifestyle factors, such as alcohol and tobacco use can increase your risk, but anyone can develop the disease. The American Cancer Society suggests patients over 20 should be screened every 3 years, while an annual exam is recommended for those over age 40. The sooner we diagnose the disease, the more effective your treatment. Get screened today.