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Oral Cancer Screening Coquitlam

Oral cancer assessments are carried out during regularly scheduled dental cleanings as it is demonstrated that early detection might save your life. An oral cancer is an unrestrained cell growth inside the mouth or throat. Early warning symptoms of oral cancer might come in the form of a white or red discoloured patch of skin or a lump surrounding the oral cavity, sores that hemorrhage when touched or sores that take a very long time to mend, an area that has become hardened, thickened, or lifted, a rough tissue patch, chewing or swallowing difficulties, or a persistent sore throat.

The cancer screen may be carried out anytime you come for an appointment and make sure to inform us of any warning signs you might have experienced as premature detection is the key to fighting any cancer. Please do not disregard any of the above stated warning signs for the reason that these symptoms are not producing any pain. Often cancerous or pre-cancerous lesions will be painfree.

The first step in the screening process is to use a cancer screener to help analyze and uncover irregular tissues. By means of a VelScope light, we can evaluate certain sections of the mouth searching for abnormalities. If any lesions are present, the oral health care professional can get rid of a piece (in house biopsy) to establish if the lesion is cancerous or pre-cancerous.

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Coquitlam City is considered the fifth largest city within the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Originally the name Coquitlam was derived from the words, Kickininee or Kokanee, which is a fish coloured red and is similar to sockeye salmon. The place began as a "place-in-between" during the construction of North Road during the middle of 1800's, and its purpose was to give Royal Engineers within New Westminster access to the port's all-year facilities within Port Moody. During the 19th Century, Coquitlam grew when Frank Ross and James McLaren opened Fraser Mills, that was a lumber mill situated on the northern banks of the Fraser River. The following years saw the arrival of some contingents of French Canadian mill employees, and after WWII, Coquitlam and the Lower Mainland experienced a population explosion that still continues even at present...
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