Oral cancer is a disease resulting from abnormal cell growth in the mouth, lips, tongue or throat.
Oral cancer is more common in people over 45 who smoke, chew tobacco or abuse alcohol. I caught early enough, oral cancer can be treated successfully. Early signs of oral cancer are often difficult to detect without an examination by a dentist. Even if you do not have any natural teeth, or if you have never smoked, biannual oral cancer examinations by your dentist are recommended. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial in significantly increasing long-term survival.
Be mindful of any change in voice, or a sore or discolored area of your mouth. If these conditions do not heal within 14 days, be sure to have your dentist exam these areas.
Signs and symptoms:
To help prevent oral cancer:
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