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Oral Cancer Detection and Prevention
Of all your health care providers, we in the dental profession are one of your most valuable allies in detecting cancer. Oral and throat cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer. It affects more than 30,000 people annually. During your examination, we evaluate your lips, gum tissue, cheeks, tongue, floor of the mouth and both the hard and soft palates. We look for and explore any abnormal findings.
Knowledge is power and knowing some of the warning signs of oral cancer can help you avoid it progressing. You should take a few minutes and examine your lips, gum tissue, cheeks, tongue, floor of the mouth and both the hard and soft palates. Do this in a well lit area in front of a good mirror. Here are some of the signs. If you find any of these you should bring it to our attention immediately.