We don’t hear much about oral cancer, yet it causes 8,000 American deaths annually. Half of the 36,000 people diagnosed with oral cancer this year will not live more than five years. Treated early, people with oral cancer face an 80% survival rate. However, the condition is usually not detected early. Most people notice no symptoms until the cancer has progressed.
We respect the trust you place in our team as your oral healthcare providers. Every time you visit Brighton Family Dental Group for a checkup, Dr. Villani or Dr. Kondrat will inspect your soft tissues for signs of oral cancer. If, between visits, you notice a lesion in your mouth that does not heal in 14 days, come in for a quick exam.