This can include the cheek, throat, gums and/or tongue. The danger in oral cancer is that it may seem like an insignificant sore inside of the mouth and may be overlooked or ignored giving a chance for the cancer to spread.
For this reason, it's important to be treated regularly by a primary oral care professional, like your dental hygienist, who can identify oral cancers and help you understand your options and give referrals if something is identified as suspicious.
What are the symptoms of Oral Cancer ?
Symptoms may vary among patients.
Typical symptoms include one or more of the following:
Less common symptoms include:
Like all cancers, the key to successful treatment, is early detection.
If you suspect you have one or more of the symptoms, please don't hesitate.
Make an appointment with a Health Care Professional as soon as possible.
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