East Madison Dental to Provide Free Oral Cancer Screenings at Kings Food Market in Cresskill
Come See Us at Kings Food Market in Cresskill on April 9th!
East Madison Dental is supporting Oral Cancer Awareness Month by offering free oral cancer screenings both in the office and around the community, starting in front of Kings Food Market in Cresskill on Monday, April 9th.
Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Over 49,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, many of whom do not know they have it until it is already in its late stages. Oral cancer screenings performed by a dentist help to identify early signs of oral cancer, such as sores or lumps in the mouth, which can help patients get treatment faster.
“At East Madison Dental, we have always taken oral cancer seriously, and perform oral cancer screenings routinely for all our patients,” notes Daniel Tise, East Madison Dental Office Manager. “When one of our dentists finds something suspicious, we recommend that the patient get a biopsy done. This has helped several patients over the years to diagnose oral cancer in its early stages and get the treatment they needed.”
In addition to offering free oral cancer screenings in the office during the month of April, East Madison Dental is also going out into the community to raise awareness and perform free screenings. Their first stop is Kings Market in Cresskill on Monday, April 9th between 4:30pm and 7pm.
“We hope to educate more people about the risk of oral cancer in order increase the amount of people getting treatment in the early stages,” says East Madison Dental dental hygienist, Glenn, who will be helping to perform the oral cancer screenings.
Who should get screened?
Every adult. Oral cancer can often be caught early, even as a pre-cancer. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side effects are from treatment are at their lowest. Like other screenings you engage in such as cervical, skin, prostate, colon and breast examinations, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stages. Make them part of your annual health check-ups.
What are the risk factors?
There are two distinct pathways by which most people come to oral cancer. One is through the use of tobacco and alcohol, a long term historic problem and cause, and the other is through exposure to the HPV16 virus (human papilloma virus version 16), which is now the leading cause of oropharyngeal cancers in the US, and the same one, which is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers in women. The quickest growing segment of the oral cancer population are young, healthy, non-smokers due to the connection to this virus.
Red and/or white discolorations of the soft tissues of the mouth.
Any sore which does not heal within 14 days.
Hoarseness which lasts for a prolonged period of time.
A sensation that something is stuck in your throat.
Numbness in the oral region.
Difficulty in moving the jaw or tongue.
Difficulty in swallowing.
Ear pain which occurs on one side only.
A sore under a denture, which even after adjustment of the denture, still does not heal.
A lump or thickening which develops in the mouth or on the neck.
An oral cancer screening should be conducted every year, so take advantage of this free offer and get screened today. Call 201-501-8282 to make an appointment for your complimentary screening at East Madison Dental.
To find out more about oral cancer, visit The Oral Cancer Foundation at www.oralcancerfoundation.org.
East Madison Dental hopes to announce more oral cancer screening venues throughout the month. Stay up to date by going to their website at www.emdental.com. To learn more about Kings Food Markets, go to www.kingsfoodmarkets.com.