April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and during the week of April 8 – 12, the Dental Department of Optimus Health Care, Inc. offers a Free Oral Cancer screening.
Oral Cancer is particularly dangerous because in its early stages it may not be noticed by the patient, as it can frequently prosper without producing pain or symptoms they might readily recognize and because it has a high risk of producing second, primary tumors.
Important facts about Oral Cancer:
- Close to 42,000 people in the US will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year.
It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly one person an hour, 24 hours a day.
- Oral cancer most often occurs in people over the age of 40 and affects more than twice as many men as women.
- It is important to find oral cancer as early as possible when it can be treated more successfully. – An oral cancer examination can detect early signs of cancer.
Call or come in to one of our four dental practices to schedule an appointment for your FREE SCREENING:
The exam is painless and takes only a few minutes!
Optimus Health Care Main Office
982 East Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Park City Primary Care Center
64 Black Rock Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Optimus Washington Boulevard
1351 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06902
Stratford Community Health Center
727 Honeyspot Road
Optimus Health Care is a community-based organization whose mission is to improve the overall health of individuals and families in underserved communities by providing preventive, primary and supplemental health care along with health education in a culturally sensitive manner, regardless of ones ability to pay.