No one ever wants to hear those three words but unfortunately many of us will be faced with that diagnosis. According to the American Cancer Society 45% of men and 38% of women will get cancer of some type.
As health care providers, dentist and hygienist are sometimes the first to see oral cancers so it is important to get routine dental exams that include cancer screenings.
During cancer treatments the dental team needs to work with the patient and their physicians to prevent and control symptoms caused by radiation and chemotherapy. Dry mouth and rapid decay are common. Often times, cancer victims are overwhelmed with questions. We are lucky to have an oncologist in our practice that has created a website full of useful information should you need some guidance.
www.aboutcancer.com was created by Dr. Robert Miller