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Canton, OH 44718
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Microlux/DL - Oral Cancer Screening

Our practice continually looks for advances to ensure that we are providing the optimum level of oral health care to our patients. We are concerned about oral cancer and screen for it in every patient. When oral cancer is detected early, it is 90 percent curable, and patients can live healthy lives. Yet a majority of lesions are not identified early with an unaided visual examination. Late detection of oral cancer is the primary reason that both the incidence and mortality rates of oral cancer continue to increase. More than 25 percent of oral-cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors.
Oral-cancer risk profile
- Increased risk: patients ages 1839, sexually active patients (HPV 16/18)
- High risk: patients age 40 and older, tobacco users (any age, any type within 10 years)
- Highest risk: patients age 40 and older with lifestyle risk factors (tobacco and/or alcohol use), previous history of oral cancer
Microlux/DL is a simple rinse for the mouth. A chemiluminescent light is then used to reveal any abnormal tissue even before it is visible to the naked eye. We find that using Microlux/DL along with a standard oral cancer examination improves the ability to identify suspicious areas at their earliest stages. Microlux/DL is similar to proven early detection procedures for other cancers, such as mammography, Pap smear, and PSA. Microlux/DL is a simple and painless examination that gives the best chance to find oral abnormalities at the earliest possible stage. Early detection of precancerous tissue can minimize or eliminate the potentially disfiguring effects of oral cancer and possibly save a life. The Microlux/DL exam should be performed annually.
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3455 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, OH  44718
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