World Oral Cancer Day
The Ministry of Public Health in Chaco stressed the importance of early detection tests for oral cancer. At the “World Day against Oral Cancer”, today, December 5, the Provincial Directorate of Dentistry and the Central Hospital of Dentistry “Dra. Leonor Eugenia Soria” from Resistencia, urge the population to conduct periodic studies before any change in the mouth occurs. Specialists stressed the need for self-examination, medical consultations several times a year and to go to the dentist for oral injuries.
In Argentina, 3,500 cases of oral cancer are registered per year, of which 85% are diagnosed late, so it is very important that inquiries or checks are made regularly or in case of doubt. If oral cancer is diagnosed early and treated appropriately, more than 90% can be cured. However, in the most advanced cases of oral cancer, complications and risks cause the person to die, so it is important to have annual or periodic check-ups, says Álvaro Urbieta, director of Central Dental Hospital. .
The specialists noted that the main symptoms of oral cancer are ulcers of the mucous membranes of the mouth and lips that do not heal, after a period of 14 days, as well as color or changes; prolonged traumatic injuries or any form of oral abnormalities. “Any type of long-term injury or oral or tooth change that the patient registers must go to a professional to get an early diagnosis and adequate treatment. Poor oral condition, smoking or toxic consumption and lack of protection in sexual practices are also factors that can predispose or have a double impact on the onset of oral cancer. “explained the specialist.
Among the most important recommendations from professionals to prevent oral cancer are the person’s self-examination to detect any abnormalities or changes, both inside and outside the mouth; Proper oral hygiene and regular dental consultations, two to three times a year, and avoid toxic habits such as smoking.
In the same way, it is from the central dental hospital “Dra. Leonor Eugenia Soria ”, collaborates with UNNE and the Malbrán Institute in research lines related to human papillomavirus (HPV) and its emotions in the oral cavity, by taking samples, biopsies and laboratory analyzes. “In this region, HPV has a high incidence, especially in the young population between 20 and 30 years, due to little protection and care when having sex,” says Urbieta.
On the other hand, the Chaco Dental Center carries out a joint task with the Directorate-General for Dentistry at the Ministry of Public Health in Chaco in order to help the population and prevent various conditions that threaten citizens’ health. ANDl Central Dental Hospital “Dra. Leonor Eugenia Soria ”is located at Calle Ameghino 356, in Resistencia, and if you have any questions or concerns, citizens can call 362-4424393 and request an appointment for dental care.
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