TREATMENT S.O.S., Thurs., Aug. 16th, 2:00 p.m. EST on www.W4WN.com and www.W4CS.com
The National Cancer Institute reports that 40% of people who undergo chemotherapy develop oral complications. The oral mucosa is particularly susceptible to ulceration immediately following chemotherapy. That doesn’t even include the risk and early detection of oral cancer itself as a dental necessity. Failure to identify early signs of malignancy results in the progression of oral cancers, often with chronic pain, loss of function and irreparable facial and oral disfigurement. Most of these cancers (oral cavity and pharyngeal) are readily identified in the tongue, lips, floor of the mouth, soft palate, tonsils, salivary glands and back of the throat. My guest is Dr. Glenn Wolfinger, a Board Certified Prosthodontist practicing at Prosthodontics Intermedica in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.