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Healthy Skin Month, October 2012: Oral Cancer is rising Among Young People, Non-Smokers, and Women. Can be prevented by a Painless ENT Administered Test.
ENT and Allergy Associates® recommends that patients see their ENT if they feel or see any small changes in their mouth.
Westchester, N.Y. – October 2, 2012 – As part of Healthy Skin Month October, 2012, ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA), the largest ear, nose, throat, allergy and audiology practice in the tri-state area, is once again helping to generate awareness concerning the rise of oral cancer among young, non-smoking women and other groups previously considered to be unthreatened by the disease. Among other things, this includes people of all ages being aware of any changes to the skin in their mouths and contacting an ENT physician for anything unusual such as a seemingly common red or white spot that they may see or feel.
“Oral cancer claims about as many lives as melanoma, and twice as many as cervical cancer, making the month of October an excellent opportunity to raise awareness and save lives,” noted Michael Bergstein, MD, FACS of the ENTA office in Sleepy Hollow and Yorktown, NY. “When patients express concerns about a small white or red spot inside their mouth, we can administer the OralCDx BrushTest, which can determine if these spots in the mouth are pre-cancerous or caused by everyday trauma, such as cheek-biting, a sharp tooth or a pizza burn.”
Recently, CDx Diagnostics launched OralCDx2, an enhanced, second-generation version of its already powerful OralCDx test for the detection of oral pre-cancer and cancer.
Dr. Bergstein adds, “It’s vitally important that everyone be aware of any changes in their mouth and contact their ENT physician if they see or feel something unusual. Your ENT physician can administer a simple test that can rule out pre-cancer”
Each of ENT and Allergy Associates’ 36 clinical locations provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT, Voice and Swallowing, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Disorders of the Inner Ear and Dizziness, Asthma, Clinical Immunology, Diagnostic Audiology, Hearing Aid dispensing, Sleep and CT services. Visit www.entandallergy.com for more information. The practice has a clinical alliance with The Mount Sinai Hospital for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck and a partnership with the American Cancer Society to educate and treat patients with smoking disorders and cancer. The Practice has also expanded its clinical capabilities to include advanced Immunodeficiency trials.