Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental Offering Free Oral Cancer Screenings this Sunday
In case you missed it your Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental was featured in the Abby News today for our Free Oral Cancer Screening event happening this Sunday from 10am to 2pm.
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Or Here is Everything you need to know about Clayburn Dental’s initiative.
Early Detection Saves Lives
In honour of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, CLAYBURN DENTAL will be offering free oral cancer screenings to the community on SUNDAY APRIL 13TH from 10am to 2pm at 400 – 3033 Immel St. in Abbotsford, BC. In addition Clayburn Dental has been offering free oral cancer screenings to their patients April 1st-14th and donating $2.00 per screening performed to BC Cancer Foundation in support of An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer. Their goal is to raise $2,000 through these screenings.
Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Globally, over 300,000 new cases are identified each year. More than 500 British Columbians will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. The good news is that it can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening.
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 16and 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 discolouration 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 you throat.
- Difficulty in moving the jaw or tongue.
- 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 Clayburn Dental at 604-852-8487 for more info on the complimentary screening.