An oral cancer screening is a visual and physical exam of the oral cavity and connected tissues. It can reassure a patient that there are no apparent problems, or trigger early treatment if there are. Screenings are suggested and could be used simply as a precautionary measure. One’s lifestyle choices truly do impact your health in the mouth such as smoking, drinking, and chewing tobacco.
According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer screenings should take place before symptoms begin to show.