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D-DENT Oral Cancer Screening

Written By: Valorie, , Events

This could be the best 5 minutes that could save your Life!!!

Tuesday, February 20th, 9:30am – 4:00pm

at Shawnee Senior Center 401 N. Bell Ave  Shawnee, Ok  74801


Each year in the U.S. alone, approximately 48,250 individuals are newly diagnosed with oral cancer.  Unfortunately at this time the majority are found as late-state disease.  This accounts for the very high death rate; about half those diagnosed will not survive more than five years.  The good news is that a doctor or hygienist can see or feel the precancerous tissue changes which might lead to a cancer.

The examination will only take 3 to 7 minutes of your time.  Historically associated with tobacco, studies now show that HPV16,  a sexually transmitted virus, is the fastest growing cause of oral cancers in the U.S.  Oral cancer patients are increasingly young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals.  Everyone over the age of 18 should be screened annually.

The visual and tactile exam is FREE, PAINLESS, and QUICK.

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