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Oral Cancer Screenings in Knoxville

Did you know that oral cancer is the sixth deadliest cancer in the world with roughly 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year? It’s a growing problem among people 40 years of age and older, especially smokers, smokeless tobacco users, and drinkers.

Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat) and can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. When detected and treated early, oral cancer is 83% curable.

Dr. James F. Kotsianas, DDS is a certified ViziLite Plus® provider. ViziLite Plus® is part of a comprehensive oral cancer screening that uses fluorescent lighting to identify abnormal cell density in oral tissue. This technique has proven successful in identifying soft tissue abnormalities in other areas of the body.

A ViziLite Plus® exam is particularly important if you are at increased risk for developing oral cancer. An annual ViziLite Plus® exam, in combination with a regular visual examination, provides a comprehensive oral screening procedure for patients at increased risk for oral cancer. The ViziLite Plus® exam is painless and fast, and it could help save your life.

For more information on oral cancer screenings in Knoxville, contact James F. Kotsianas, DDS. Request an appointment online or call us at 865-412-7250.