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Get Your Oral Cancer Screening in Boston, MA

Oral Cancer Screening with the OralCDx Brush Test™

It's more than "just a cleaning".

Oral cancer screening is a routine part of every one of our dental examinations. It is essential in the early detection of cancerous and precancerous conditions of the mouth. The concept of early detection is familiar to everyone. When patients at risk began receiving tests for breast, prostate, cervical and colon cancer with a mammogram, PSA test, Pap smear and colonoscopy, respectively, there was a significant decline in the death rates due to these cancers.

Early Detection is Good Medicine

Precancerous spots and sores often look identical to those that are harmless and can be difficult to identify in their early stages. If recognized early, these “lesions” can be removed, and oral cancer can potentially be prevented from even starting, let alone spreading. Since most curable when caught early, the need for the early detection of oral cancer is paramount. When cancer is found early, treatment is easier, less invasive and more successful. Lives are saved!

Introducing the OralCDx BrushTest™

If during the course of our examination a suspicious lesion is identified, the OralCDx BrushTest can painlessly provide diagnostic information. The BrushTest, which has the ADA Seal of Acceptance, is a reliable and simple test without the need for any anesthetic. A small brush is used to take a surface sample which is sent to a certified laboratory for analysis. Should a BrushTest prove to be positive for abnormal cells, a surgical biopsy will be required in order to obtain a definitive diagnosis.

Read the Sobering Statistics on Oral Cancer

Know the Early Signs and Save Your Life

Oral Cancer often starts as a tiny, unnoticed white or red spot, or a sore anywhere in the mouth. The signs to look for include:

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