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Can you be able to recognize oral cancer


Posted on 7/10/2023 by Evan
 Can you be able to recognize oral cancerOral cancer is also known as mouth cancer. It might affect the lips, tongue, cheeks, the floor of the mouth, the hard and soft palate, and the throat. Therefore, it is ranked as one of the most common types of head and neck cancers. It happens as a tumor in the mouth and is very rampant today, affecting more than 53,000 people each year in the United States. The good thing is, oral cancer is recognizable therefore you do not have to be worried about it growing undetected. Before digging into it, it is very important to understand that oral cancer is treatable and the key is early detection.

Symptoms of oral cancer


Oral cancer is accompanied by noticeable symptoms like swelling, lumps, eroded areas on the lips or gums, and other areas in the mouth. Bleeding in the mouth and gums may also be another symptom of oral cancer in conjunction with numbness around the face, mouth, or neck. In other cases, you may experience a sore throat or hoarseness in the voice. Any of the above signs might call for a specialist's intervention and you should contact our dentists immediately.

Who can get oral cancer


Not a single person is immune to oral cancer. It all goes down to your oral health. Men, however, face twice the risk of developing oral cancer as compared to women. It often affects aged people who are over 50 years old. There are also some behaviors that may facilitate the development of oral cancer. Alcoholics, excessive smokers, exposure to the sun at a young age, aged people who are above 55, people who eat a poor diet, and in rare cases families that have a history of the disease. All the above mentioned persons are at risk of developing oral cancer.

Nowadays, young men are also more likely to get cancers that are linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) due to oral sex. However, if you get in touch with us early enough, we assure you of quality treatment and rehabilitation. Our dentists are specially trained to deal with the most severe types of oral cancer, therefore, your trust will be highly appreciated.
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