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Addison IL Dentist

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 45,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,650 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of the 45,750 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years.

Oral cancer is often not detected in its earliest stages, leading to severe consequences. With almost any illness, early detection is key to effective treatment and survival.

Unfortunately, in many instances, oral cancer is present without any signs or symptoms. It has been called a silent killer. During a comprehensive exam, Dr. Ronald Mijewski will exam your lips, gums, tongue, roof and floor of the mouth. If any irregular tissue is spotted, you may be sent for a diagnostic exam.

We know that at times our patients may request to skip an exam, which includes your annual oral cancer screening. We feel it to be a dangerous disservice to accommodate this request.

Please spread the word to your family and friends. Forwarding this message could save a life.

For more information, or to schedule your next dental visit, please contact us.