ORAL CANCER SELF-ASSESSMENT QUIZ – HEALTH CANADA

Oral Cancer Self-Assessment Quiz – HEALTH CANADA

Dentist Brampton,Early detection of oral cancer can significantly increase the success of treatment and reduce the likelihood that the cancer would spread to other parts of the body. This test is intended to help you assess your personal risk for developing oral cancer. Knowing that you are at increased risk can help you develop a plan to make healthier choices. There are many factors that can increase a person’s risk of developing oral cancer:
 

Indicate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to each of the following questions.

Dentist Brampton,

1. Are you over the age of 40?
    * yes
    * no

2. Are you Male?

    * yes
    * no

3. Do you have Human Dentist Brampton,Papillomavirus (HPV)?
    * yes
    * no

4. Are you sexually active and not regularly tested for sexually transmitted infections (STI’s)?

    * yes
    * no

Dentist Brampton,5. Do you use tobacco products?
    * yes
    * no

6. Do you drink a lot of alcohol and have done so consistently for a long period of time?

    * yes
    * no

Dentist Brampton, 

7. Are your lips exposed to the sun on a regular basis?
    * yes
    * no



8. Is your diet low in fruits and vegetables?
    * yes
    * no

The more risk factors you have replied “yes” to in the questionnaire, the higher your risk of developing oral cancer. You should take a few moments to look in your mouth for the signs and symptoms that are associated with oral cancer. If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, please speak to a dental or health care provider as soon as you are able. Be sure to ask for an oral cancer screening at a dental or medical clinic.

For more information on oral cancer click HERE.

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