Carolina Dental Alliance (CDA), your local network of Upstate dentists, is partnering with the Head & Neck Cancer Alliance and Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute to raise awareness of oral cancer and provide free screenings in our neighborhoods.
You may not realize, but at each dental checkup, your hygienist checks your mouth for signs of oral cancer.
Oral cancer can affect all ages and is a fast-moving, aggressive form. For this reason, you should be screened twice a year, especially since this disease is commonly undetected in its early stages.
Conducting the screenings will be oncologists from Head & Neck Cancer Alliance and Gibbs Cancer Center. CDA dentists Dr. Jim Nasim and Dr. Hamp Kennemore will also be on site at our comfortable, conveniently-located office on Hall Street in Spartanburg.
Screenings are free; no appointments are necessary.
Thursday, Nov. 6
Hall Street Family Dental
162 Hall Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Oral cancer facts:
- You should be screened for oral cancer twice a year.
- “Historically, at least 75% of those diagnosed at 50 and older have been tobacco users.”
- The age gap and gender gap for those affected by oral cancer has narrowed over the years.
- The death rate associated with oral cancer is high since the disease is usually caught in later stages.
Learn more facts from The Head & Neck Cancer Alliance.
Carolina Dental Alliance will be partnering with even more health care providers for a spring 2015 screening which will kick off this initiative as a significant, annual event.