According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 45,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Approximately one person dies from oral cancer every hour. While oral cancer can be greatly prevented with healthy lifestyle choices, early detection remains an important factor in surviving oral cancer.
Maybe It’s Oral Cancer
Sometimes the smallest symptoms can be the first warning sign of oral cancer. The key to early detection is paying attention to your oral health and any changes that persist for several days or weeks and notifying your dentist. Do you know the early symptoms of oral cancer?
If you’re experiencing any of these persistent conditions, your dentist may recommend special tests to rule out the possibility of oral cancer.
Oral Cancer Prevention
Your best defense against oral cancer is by making healthy lifestyle choices, such as stopping tobacco use, and having routine oral cancer screenings at your regular dental checkups. Call your dentist today to make an appointment.
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Soft Touch Dentistry
1214 Paragon Dr
O’Fallon, IL 62269
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