Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) April 12, 2014
Patients in Orange County can honor Cancer Control Month this April by being screened for mouth cancer with Drs. Scott Cohen, Rodney Horvat and Richard Chace. As a leading periodontist team in Winter Park, FL, they join with other specialists around the country to make the early detection of oral cancer a top priority. Studies show that when oral cancer is found during its early stages of development, patients may face fewer complications and significantly increased odds of surviving.
In an effort to boost awareness of the ongoing fight against all types of cancers, President Barack Obama officially declared April as Cancer Control Month in 2013. This proclamation has brought attention not just to providing better treatment for those suffering with all types of cancer, but to increased preventative measures for potential cancer victims. With an established periodontist practice, Drs. Scott Cohen, Rodney Horvat and Richard Chace take this opportunity to help raise awareness and increase prevention for their Winter Park, FL patients.
Oral pathology includes the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases of the mouth, including tumors, cysts, precancerous and cancerous growths and lesions. Often, the earliest stages of oral cancer will manifest as unexpected changes to the teeth, gums, tongue, and mouth. The Winter Park dental team works to identify these pathologies in their earliest stages so that they can provide the best treatments with the most positive outcomes. Oral cancer survival rates can reach 80 to 90 percent with early detection. Without early screening, mouth cancer is often not discovered until it has reached its later stages. When not identified before this time, the rate of survival drops to 57 percent.
The screening process can be simple and easy to undergo. Drs. Scott Cohen, Rodney Horvat and Richard Chace thoroughly examine each patient’s mouth, and when necessary, may take biopsies of any questionable tissue for lab analysis. Once lab results are finalized, they create a personalized plan for that patient’s treatment and recovery.
Patients who have relatives who have suffered from mouth cancer, who may be genetically predisposed to any type of cancer, or who are experiencing any unexpected changes to their teeth or mouth are urged to contact Drs. Scott Cohen, Rodney Horvat and Richard Chace as soon as possible. Visit his website for additional information on the benefits of oral cancer screening.
About the Doctors
Drs. Richard Chace, Jr., Rodney F. Horvat and Scott G. Cohen are periodontists offering personalized dental care for patients in Winter Park, FL since 1945. It was the first periodontal practice to open in the state of Florida. The practice focuses on periodontal treatments such as dental implants and laser gum surgery. Drs. Horvat and Cohen are part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Drs. Chace, Horvat and Cohen visit their website at http://www.periodoctors.com and call (407) 412-7240.