UIC College of Dentistry Free Oral Cancer Screenings
Free Oral Cancer Screenings

Nearly 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with head & neck cancer this year, causing nearly 10,000 deaths, making it the sixth most common cancer in the world. There are more than 640,000 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed annually worldwide.  To help our community,  the College of Dentistry will host a free oral cancer screening day on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 129 of the Oral Medicine Clinic, as part of a national Oral Head & Neck Cancer Awareness week.

 

To learn more about oral cancer, ask the oral cancer experts at UIC College of Dentistry.

 

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Did you know:

You are 3 times more likely to get oral cancer if you drink or use tobacco. And 30 times more likely if you have HPV, or Human Papillomavirus
 

 

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Oral Medicine Specialists Serving Chicago

The Oral Medicine Clinic at University of Illinois at Chicago provides a broad range of diagnosis and non-surgical treatment for the treatment of oral mucosal diseases including oral complications of medical therapy including cancer treatment (i.e. chemotherapy and radiation therapy); oral changes associated with systemic diseases; salivary gland dysfunction and dry mouth; Inflammatory conditions including mucosal auto-immune diseases; viral, bacterial and fungal infections; benign growths; diagnosis of oral cancer and pre-cancerous lesions; canker sores; bad breath; taste changes; oral manifestations of HIV.  We use a multidisciplinary approach to expertly diagnose and treat these oral mucosal diseases.

The Oral Medicine clinic is staffed by faculty members who have extensive professional expertise and experience in all aspects of Oral Medicine and Clinical Oral Pathology. We are the only academic center of this kind in Chicago.

Services

Conditions routinely treated

  • Oral complications of medical therapy including cancer treatment (i.e. chemotherapy and radiation therapy)
  • Oral changes associated with systemic diseases
  • Salivary gland dysfunction and dry mouth
  • Inflammatory conditions including mucosal auto-immune diseases
  • Viral, bacterial and fungal infections
  • Benign growths
  • Diagnosis of oral cancer and pre-cancerous lesions
  • Canker sores
  • Bad breath
  • Taste changes
  • Oral manifestations of HIV

Our approach

We use a multidisciplinary approach to expertly diagnose and treat these oral mucosal diseases. The Oral Medicine team collaborates with all dental disciplines, including Periodontics, Endodontics, and Oral Surgery as well as a number of medical disciplines, including ENT, Dermatology, Oncology, Neurology, Hematology, Radiology, Surgery, and Psychiatry.

Referrals

We accept referrals from providers inside and outside the College of Dentistry. Patients who either have a referral from an outside provider, or have been screened in our clinics may schedule an appointment by phone or email.

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(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)

 

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(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)

Learn more about Oral Cancer causes, symptoms and the risks
(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)

 

 

Date:
April 18, 2017
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
UIC College of Dentistry Oral Medicine Clinic
801 S. Paulina St.

Chicago , IL 60612
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