Oral cancer is something everyone should be aware of. Research has shown that oral cancer is no longer mainly a concern for men over forty. More and more women are being affected and the age range for oral, head and neck cancer is dropping. Early detection is critical in it's successful treatment.
Oral cancer can be painless and therefore go undetected. Seeing your dentist at least twice a year can help in early detection.
If you have any of the following symptoms that are persistent for fourteen days see your dentist or heath care provider: difficulty in swallowing, a sore or ulcer in your mouth or on your tongue, discoloration of tissue, a lump in your mouth, cheek, neck, throat or jaw, or have a horse voice. These are just some of the signs or symptoms. If you have any concerns or questions for more information consult your dentist, doctor or call Dr. Duffin at (951) 765-6232, let them know your concerns. Dr Duffin can do a simple biopsy of the area
that can be as easy as collecting a sample with a small brush and putting your mind at ease. If Dr. Duffin feels it is necessary he can refer you to additional heath care professionals. Remember early detection is vital in treatment.WebMD on Oral Cancer
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