Did You Know that Oral Cancer is One of the Most Prevalent Cancers Worldwide?
By : D. Santos
April is Oral Cancer Month!!!
Oral cancer is an abnormal growth and spread of cells occurring in the oral cavity which involves the tissues and surrounding structures in the mouth.
Risk factors associated with oral cancer are smoking, high alcohol consumption, age (higher risk for people over 40), HPV, gender (men are more susceptible than women) and sun exposure.
The Signs and symptoms of Oral Cancer include:
- Dark red or white patched in the mouth
- Sores in the mouth that do not heal within 2 weeks
- Lumps on the lips, tongue or neck
- Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
How to detect it?
Oral cancer is best treated in its early stages. At Credit River Dental Centre, oral cancer screenings are done during your comprehensive oral examination and any abnormalities seen during your hygiene therapy appointments are addressed. Book your dental exam today to ensure optimal oral health!