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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Due to Covid-19 we will not be providing the free oral cancer check on April 25, 2020. Take a minute to review the risk factors and the more importantly the symptoms. Each year 10% of the people we screen need to go for a followup biopsy and 1-3 people are diagnosed with cancer AT the event. Early detection and treatment is very important for survival outcomes.

Oral cancer is a disease that does not discriminate and can truly affect anyone. During April, we will encourage people to take action and be on the lookout for the early warning signs.

Read my oral cancer story by Suzanne K. HERE

If the disease is caught early, the chances of survival are much higher. Our program aims to increase awareness of the disease, including risk factors and warning signs, and encourage people to be proactive when it comes to their oral health. This includes being alert to any changes in your mouth and speaking to a dentist or doctor as soon as you notice anything.

A huge thank you to Sirius Benefits, A People Corporation Company for their generous financial support of these programs every year, and the Manitoba Dental Association which provides support for our screening and information programs.

Take a moment to review the risk factors and symptoms.