Welcome to OralCancerScreeningForms.com, a website dedicated to helping healthcare professionals in screening patients for oral cancer.
Early detection is the key to better treatment, outcomes and survival with oral cancer.
Close to 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year.
It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day.
Of those 42,000 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years. (Approximately 57%) This is a number which has not significantly improved in decades.
The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of cancers which we hear about routinely such as cervical cancer.
Historically the death rate associated with oral cancer is particularly high NOT because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development.
Today, (2013) that statement is still true, as there is not a comprehensive program in the US to opportunistically screen for the disease, and without that; late stage discovery is more common.
This site provides products developed for healthcare professionals to use in the oral cancer screening process. These products are documents which can be used in the screening process. Document the Oral Cancer Examination (OCE) each time you perform it by using a form specific for that process. Once the examination is complete, place it in the patient’s chart or scan it into the electronic health record. Always be able to prove that an Oral Cancer Examination was done. DOCUMENT! DOCUMENT! DOCUMENT!
These documents are:
1. Oral Cancer Risk Assessment Form
2. Oral Cancer Examination 40 point checklist
3. Oral Cancer Screening Consent Form
4. Oral Lesion Referral Form
5. Oral Cavity Examination Chart
6. Tongue Examination Chart
7. Oral Lesion Biopsy Checklist
8. Facial Examination Chart
9. Biopsy Report Patient Discussion Form
10. Failed Appointment for Biopsy Form