ENT & Allergy Associates® Educates Patients in Recognition of Men’s Health Month

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The Seventh Most Common Cancer Among Men is Now Potentially Preventable

Leukemia, kidney cancer and pancreatic cancer are deadly diseases and particularly common among men. What most people may not know is that oral cancer is even more common, and the rate of the disease is growing. In fact, oral cancer is the seventh most common cancer among men.

While the disease is on the rise in women, it is twice as common in men, according to the American Cancer Society. Men over the age of 50 currently face the greatest risk, but the incidence of oral cancer is currently increasing among young people. Recent research shows that the human papillomavirus, which can be transmitted through oral sex, is a factor in this increase.

Because of this threat, ENT & Allergy Associates is supporting Men’s Health Month by informing men and their families that the deadly disease can now be avoided. With the OralCDx BrushTest, physicians can, for the first time, provide patients a simple test to determine if small oral spots are benign or pre-cancerous. By detecting these pre-cancerous spots while they are still harmless, they can be removed before cancer can develop.

“The data we have on the incidence of oral cancer among men is alarming,” noted Dr. Moshe Ephrat of ENT & Allergy Associates’ Lake Success, NY office. “The fact that this cancer has been made potentially preventable is a major advance in medicine.”

Ephrat continued, “In addition to having your mouth examined by your physician, I encourage my patients to check their own mouths regularly, and if they notice any changes in their mouths (small white or red spots), they should make an appointment for an oral examination.”

About ENT and Allergy Associates
Each ENT and Allergy Associates (http://www.entandallergy.com) clinical location 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. ENTA has a clinical alliance with The Mount Sinai Hospital for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck and esophageal cancer 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. To learn more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates, or to conveniently find an ENT doctor or Allergy Doctor and then easily book an appointment at the nearest New York (NY) or New Jersey (NJ) location, please visit http://www.entandallergy.com.

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