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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a disease resulting from abnormal cell growth in the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. 

People over the age of 45 are most at risk. The good news is that oral cancer can be treated successfully if caught early enough.

Your dentist has the expert skill and training to detect early signs of the disease and can help you.

Signs and symptoms

Risk factors

The actual cause of oral cancer is not known, but many risk factors include:

Diagnosis and treatment

If oral cancer is suspected:

  • A biopsy (surgical removal and microscopic examination) of the suspicious area may be taken.
  • Imaging tests such as X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, or MRIs may be taken.
  • Once diagnosed the treatment varies depending on the type and stage of cancer but is usually surgery, chemotherapy, and or radiation therapy. 

How to prevent Oral Cancer

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Dr. Neerja Khosla

General Dentist

Dr. Neerja Khosla has been a dentist for over 30 years. She loves dentistry and is very passionate and committed to her profession.


To ensure the safety of our patients and staff and to prevent   the spread of COVID-19, At Cochrane Valley Dental ,we have implemented several initiatives for the protection of our staff and patients .

  • Covid19 screening form 
  • Temp check for both staff and patients 
  • air purifiers/filters to prevent aerosol contamination 
  • Enhanced PPE and disinfection