Free Oral Cancer Screenings in Columbus Ohio

| February 18, 2014

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An Oral Cancer Screening at your dentist could save your life

To recognize April as Oral Cancer Awareness month in Columbus, Ohio our dentists are providing Free Oral Cancer Screenings to the public on April 16th  & April 28th from 2 PM – 6  PM at our Columbus dental office located at 1220 Grandview Avenue.  These oral cancer screenings take about 10 minutes and are on a walk-in basis. This is a public event and everyone is welcome!  If you would like more information please call our office at 614-486-7378

Free Oral Cancer Screenings

Wednesday April 16th – 2 – 6 PM

Monday April 28th – 2-6 PM

Walk-in Basis

Oral Cancer Risks

  • Cigarette, cigar or pipe smokers are 6x more likely to develop oral cancers
  • Smokeless tobacco users are 50x more likely to develop oral cancers
  • Individuals with excessive consumption of alcohol are 6x more likely to develop oral cancers
  • Individuals with a family history of cancers
  • Individuals with excessive sun exposure , especially at a young age
  • In recent years the Human Papilloma Virus number 16 (HPV 16) has also been linked as a leading cause in Oral Cancers.

 Check out this PSA from an Oral Cancer Survivor

What are the signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer

  • A sore on your lip or in your mouth that bleeds easily and does not heal
  • A lump or thickening on your lips, gums, cheek, or in your mouth
  • A white/red patch on your gums,  tongue, tonsils, or lining of your mouth
  • Unexplained bleeding of the mouth
  • Unexplained numbness or pain in the area of the mouth, neck, or face

Sourced From WebMD

Oral Cancer is Serious Business

So as you can see Oral Cancer is Serious Business.  If you are already a patient at Grandview Dental Care and you visit us for your cleanings you are already receiving an Oral Cancer Screening.  But if you have family our friends that haven’t been to the dentist in a while please pass along the information about our Oral Cancer Screenings.

Free Oral Cancer Screening – No appointment needed

Wednesday April 16, 2014 from 2 – 6

Monday April 28, 2014 from 2 – 6

Our dental office is conveniently located in Grandview Heights, Ohio close to downtown Columbus & The Ohio State University.

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