Studies have shown that more than over half of the patients diagnosed with oral cancer in the USA survive after five years. This means that if this condition is discovered on time, the chances of successful treatment are high.
Cancer is defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissues. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. Oral cancer, which includes cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate sinuses, and throat, can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.
The symptoms of mouth or throat cancer may include:
A person who has any of these symptoms for more than 2 weeks, should see a dentist or a doctor for an oral cancer examination. This not means that you have cancer. These could be signs of an infection or of another problem. But it is important to have these symptoms checked out because if it is cancer, the earlier you detect it, the more successfully it will be treated.
Factors that contribute to oral cancer
How to prevent oral cancer
Keep in mind that the risk of developing oral cancer increases with age. So take care of you and the beloved ones.
If you need an examination, call Dr. Arhiri. He will check your face, neck, lips, tongue, mouth, and the back of the throat for possible signs of cancer. 610.674.7611 is Premier Smiles’ phone number.