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Philadelphia Dentist | Philadelphia dental care | PA | Oral Cancer Screenings

Robert S. Gurmankin, DMD

(215) 624-4415

Oral Cancer Screenings
AGD Member
 

Here are some scary statistics:
-About 8,000 people in the US die from Oral Cancer each year
-About 30,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
-The 5-year survival rate is only 50%
However with early detection 5-year survival rate increases to 80%


This is why we use VELscope technology in addition to our visual exam. Velscope allows us to detect possible cancerous lesions earlier.


Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker, use chewing tobacco or snuff, or are a heavy drinker, your risk of oral cancer is much higher.

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Philadelphia Dentist. Dr. Robert Gurmankin provides Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns to the following locations: Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs. Mayfair Dentist providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns in Philadelphia, Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs, Pennsylvania. Updated in 2014.
 

 

Updated in 2016.