Dr. Hillel Ephros

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • , Dentist
  • Paterson, NJ

Dr. Ephros' Activity

  • Dr. Hillel D. Ephros, DMD - Paterson, NJ - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    How are stages of mouth cancer determined?

    Clinical staging is done without using tests like CT, MRI and PET scans and is based on the size of the visible tumor and the presence or absence of lymph nodes that are felt by touching the neck during an examination. If there is clinical evidence of metastasis, that is, spread of the cancer to

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  • Dr. Hillel D. Ephros, DMD - Paterson, NJ - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    How can I check for signs of oral cancer at home?

    Oral cancer self-examination should not replace routine visits to the dentist. To do self-examination, you need good lighting and you have to try and inspect every visible surface of gum and mouth lining tissue. This must include places that are tough to see like the sides of the tongue going as far back

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  • Dr. Hillel D. Ephros, DMD - Paterson, NJ - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    Can oral cancer be detected early?

    Yes, oral cancer can be detected early, but most often, the diagnosis is made in advanced stages of the disease. The best outcomes are associated with oral cancer detected when it is no bigger than a penny and has not penetrated more than a millimeter or two into the mouth lining tissue. At that

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