World Oral Cancer Day
The Chaco Ministry of Public Health has stressed the importance of early detection screenings for oral cancer. “World Day Against Oral Cancer”, today, December 5, the Provincial Directorate of Dentistry and the Central Dental Hospital “Dr. Leonor Eugenia Soria of Resistencia”, ask the population to undergo regular check-ups before any changes appear in the mouth. Specialists highlighted the need for self-examination, going to medical consultations several times a year, and going to dental professionals for oral injuries.
“Every year, 3,500 cases of oral cancer are registered in Argentina, of which 85% are diagnosed late. so it is very important to consult or check regularly or if in doubt. If oral cancer is diagnosed early and treated properly, more than 90% are cured. However, in the most advanced cases of oral cancer, complications and risks result in the death of the person, so it is essential to have annual or periodic check-ups, ”said Álvaro Urbieta, director of the Central Hospital of Dentistry.
Specialists have pointed out that the main symptoms of oral cancer are wounds in the mucous ducts of the mouth and lips that do not heal within 14 days, as well as staining or changes; long-term traumatic injury or any type of oral change. “Any long-term injury or oral or dental injury that the patient registers should be referred to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Poor oral condition, smoking or toxic consumption, and lack of protection in sexual practices are also factors that may predispose or double the onset of oral cancer. ”explained the specialist.
They are among the top recommendations of oral cancer prevention professionals self-examination of the person to detect any oral or alterations, both inside and outside the mouth; proper oral hygiene and regular dental consultations, two or three times a year, and avoid toxic habits such as smoking.
Dr. Leonor Eugenia Soria of the Central Hospital of Dentistry is also working with UNNE and the Malbrán Institute on lines of research related to Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and oral conditions, including samples, biopsies and laboratory analyzes. HPV has a high prevalence rate, especially among young people between the ages of 20 and 30, because there is little protection and care in having sex, ”Urbieta said.
On the other hand, the Chaco Dental Care Center works with the General Directorate of Dentistry of the Ministry of Public Health, Chaco, with the aim of helping the population and preventing various situations that endanger the health of citizens. ANDl Central Dental Hospital “Dra. Leonor Eugenia Soria ”is located at 356 Ameghino Street, Resistencia, and if you have any questions or concerns, citizens can call 362-4424393 and request dental care appointments.
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