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What We Do if We Suspect Oral Cancer
Posted on 9/25/2018 by Celeste Tom
The word cancer is terrifying, but when we talk about oral cancer, the unknown can be extremely upsetting. Oral cancer is not one of the most commonly talked about forms of this disease, and unfortunately, many people don't know what they should look for to detect oral cancer. According to data from the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately, 50,000 Americans had oral cancer in 2017. Of the newly diagnosed individuals, 57-percent will not survive for more than 5-years. Unfortunately, the death rates for oral cancer are higher than those of other cancers we hear about regularly, but there is a lack of education which prevents a person from detecting the disease.Symptoms of Oral CancerJust like with breast cancer, regular professional checkups and self-examinations can help catch oral cancer early. You should be looking at the lips, tongue, cheeks, throat, and neck for signs of the disease. These are some signs of oral cancer: If you have any of these symptoms, call us immediately. Once we examine you, the first thing we will do is to perform a biopsy to determine if a suspicious area is cancer. If the disease is present, it will be treated the same way other forms of cancer are treated. Surgery to remove cancerous cells, radiation, and chemotherapy are the usual treatment methods. To prevent oral cancer, it is crucial that you conduct self-examinations once a month. We can show you how to do this at home, so please, if you have concerns about oral cancer don't hesitate to ask....

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What We Do if We Suspect Oral Cancer
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Jaw Resorption is Not Something You Want to Happen
How You Sleep Can Impact How Well You Recover from Oral Surgery
Is Crown Lengthening Enough to Boost Your Smile?
It Is Important You Mention Ringing in Your Ears at Your Next Visit
What to Avoid Right After Oral Surgery
Danger of Not Treating an Impacted Canine
Staying Properly Hydrated Following Oral Surgery is Imperative to Healing
Oral Piercing Infections Can Be Very Dangerous
How to Help Reduce Swelling in Your Mouth
How Root Canals Can Restore Your Oral Health
Why Might You Need Ridge Augmentation?
Common Side Effects of Impacted Canine Removal
What to Do When Teeth Come In at Odd Angles
Get Yourself Ready Before Having Oral Surgery
Sedation Options When Major Oral Surgery is Required
Ringing Ears is a Symptom You Need to See Your Oral Surgeon About
Sticky Foods Need to Be Avoided During Oral Surgery Recovery
Signs You Clench and Grind in Your Sleep

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