ROCHELLE – Midwest Dental offices in Belvidere, East Dundee, Elgin, Freeport, Jacksonville, Kewanee, Lake in the Hills, Oregon, Pekin, Pontiac, Rochelle, Rockford, Rockford East, Rushville, Sandwich, Sterling and Watseka will be providing complimentary visual head and neck oral cancer exams during the week of April 15 – 18 in recognition of April’s Oral Cancer Awareness month.
One American dies every hour from oral cancer. Unfortunately, oral cancer awareness in the American public is low. Approximately 42,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, through the process of early discovery. Many people do not realize that oral cancer screenings are a routine part of a more extensive exam performed during standard visits to the dentist.
For the complete article see the 04-16-2013 issue.
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