Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is usually preceded by the certain Potentially malignant disorders. These manifest as Red or White oral lesions in the mouth that include leukoplakia, erythroplakia, lesions of the palate, submucous fibrosis, and actinic keratosis.
An Oral Cancer Screening is a procedure that includes examination and tests
Extra Oral Examination
An oral cancer screening examination should include a visual inspection of the face, neck, lips, labial mucosa, buccal mucosa, gingiva, floor of the mouth, tongue, and palate. Mouth mirrors can help visualize all surfaces. This examination should also include palpating the regional lymph nodes, tongue, and floor of the mouth.
A thorough examination of the lips, mucosa, palate, oropharynx, tongue, and floor of the mouth to check for any lesions or neoplastic changes. Bimanual palpation of the submandibular and parotid glands performed and any sharp tooth or restorations are identified.
Oral cancer screening dye is used to rinse the mouth before an exam. Abnormal cells in the mouth may take up the dye and appear blue.,
A biopsy procedure to remove a sample of cells for laboratory testing to determine whether cancer cells are present.
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What is Precancerous Screening?
Precancerous Screening means checking our body for cancer before we have symptoms. Getting screening tests regularly may find Oral, breast, cervical, and colorectal (colon) cancers early when treatment is likely to work best.
When to go for oral cancer Screening test?
Self Examine your mouth regularly. If you feel any lump or white lesion or a non-healing ulcer in your mouth, visit a dentist for Screening.
Who Should go for Pre-cancer Screening test?
Any Person with tobacco smoking or chewing habit or family history of cancer should go for screening regularly,