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Understanding the Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings with Dr. Stephen Cheung

A Proactive Approach to Oral Health

At the dental office of Dr. Stephen Cheung in Lodi, CA, we prioritize your comprehensive health, recognizing the critical role of oral cancer screenings in our dental care regimen. Located conveniently at 1420 S Mills Ave Suite D, our clinic emphasizes early detection and education in the battle against oral cancer. This blog will delve into why oral cancer screenings are essential and how they are seamlessly integrated into your dental visits.

The Significance of Early Detection

Oral cancer, encompassing cancers of the mouth, throat, and adjacent areas, can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. The American Cancer Society highlights the value of early detection, noting that when found early, oral cancer treatments can be more effective, and survival rates increase significantly. Through routine screenings, Dr. Cheung aims to identify any signs of oral cancer before symptoms become apparent.

The Screening Process: What to Expect

Oral cancer screenings at Dr. Stephen Cheung DDS are non-invasive, painless, and quick, making them an integral part of your regular dental check-up. During the screening, Dr. Cheung and our skilled dental team will look for signs of abnormal cells or lesions in the mouth, lips, face, and neck. We utilize advanced techniques and tools to ensure a thorough examination, aiming to reassure and protect our patients through proactive health measures.

Risk Factors Associated with Oral Cancer

Understanding risk factors is crucial in the prevention and early detection of oral cancer. Lifestyle choices such as tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, and prolonged exposure to the sun can increase the risk of developing oral cancer. Additionally, the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been linked to certain types of oral cancers. This section of the blog will discuss how lifestyle changes and regular screenings can reduce your risk.

The Role of Regular Dental Visits

Consistent dental check-ups are a cornerstone of oral health and cancer prevention. These visits allow Dr. Cheung to monitor the health of your mouth over time and catch potential issues early. We encourage our patients to maintain their regular dental appointments and to discuss any concerns they may have about oral cancer or other oral health issues.

Your Health is Our Priority

Dr. Stephen Cheung and the team at our Lodi practice are committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our patients. Oral cancer screenings are a crucial aspect of this commitment, offering peace of mind and promoting early intervention. We advocate for all our patients to understand the importance of these screenings and to make them a regular part of their oral health routine.

We invite you to schedule your next dental examination and oral cancer screening at Dr. Stephen Cheung DDS. Early detection is key to effectively combating oral cancer, and we are here to provide the care and support you need.

For more information on oral cancer screenings or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (209) 369-3617 or visit our practice at 1420 S Mills Ave Suite D, Lodi, CA 95242. Explore our comprehensive dental services and learn more about our commitment to your oral health by visiting Stephen Cheung DDS.


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