If you have oral cancer, you might have one or more of the following symptoms:
Your risk of having oral cancer might be higher if you have specific risk factors, which include:
You might not realize that you have oral cancer when it’s in the early stages. As part of your dental exams, Dr. Wu checks for signs of oral cancer. If she sees any, she’ll let you know and recommend seeing your doctor for additional testing.
Quickly finding this type of cancer gives you a better chance of beating it. In fact, the survival rates for oral cancer when it’s found in its early stages jumps to 80-90%.
Conversely, oral cancer can get worse and become harder to treat in more advanced stages. It might also spread to other parts of your body.
Dr. Wu does a physical examination to check for signs of oral cancer in your mouth. She also uses the Fidalab system to test for the presence of HPV, which is responsible for causing the majority of throat cancers.
The Fidalab screening involves testing a saliva sample for HPV. Dr. Wu will let you know what the results of your screening are when they’re available.
You should have an oral cancer screening once a year to detect this disease as early as possible.
Waiting longer in between screenings means you could have this type of cancer in the early stages without realizing it. Annual screenings catch this cancer early so that you can start treatment promptly.
If it’s time for a routine cleaning and exam, please contact Issaquah Premier Dental in Issaquah, Washington, to make an appointment with Dr. Wu. Keep in mind that your exam includes an oral cancer screening.
We believe your billing should be as convenient as your dental visit. We make sure everything is transparent and clearly explained to you before anything is agreed upon. We accept a variety of payment methods: Care Credit and Lending Club, a patient payment program offering a full range of Deferred Interest and Extended Payment Plans for treatment.
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