Oral cancer is not widely talked about, but it can be fatal. Close to 45,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. It will cause over 8,650 deaths, killing nearly one person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 45,750 individuals newly diagnosed with oral cancer, only slightly more than half will still be alive in 5 years. (Approximately 57%)
The death rate associated with this type of cancer is particularly high, not because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but due to the cancer usually being discovered late in its development, when treatment is less successful.
However, if it can be detected in the early stages, the disease of oral cancer is quite treatable.
A five minute examination by a trained dental professional at Minneapolis Dental, utilizing the technology of the Trimera Identifi 3000 oral cancer screening device for cancerous cell pre-screening, is all it takes to rapidly determine whether any signs of this rare oral cancer are present. This painless screening shines a non-invasive, high-energy light into the mouth to detect pre-cancerous cells at the earliest possible stage, when successful treatment is the most effective and the survival rates are the highest.
At the early stage these signs of oral cancer are not detectable with the naked eye. A follow up biopsy may then be recommended based on the results of the pre-screening.
Be secure and confident in your long term oral health. Ask for the Trimera Identifi 3000 oral cancer screening device to be used during your checkup. Call us today at 612-332-1255 and make an appointment. Our office is located on the 14th floor of the 150 South Fifth Street Tower (at 2nd Ave S and 5th St.) – within walking distance for those on the downtown Minneapolis skyway. We also offer complimentary parking!