Oral cancer affects the mouth and the pharynx (the back of the throat). Oral cancer accounts for roughly two percent of all cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. Approximately 35,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year, and about 7,600 will die from the disease. On average, 60 percent of those with the disease will survive more than five years. Oral cancer most often occurs in people over 40 and affects more than twice as many men as women.
See a dentist or physician if any of the following symptoms lasts for more than two weeks.
It is important to find oral cancer as early as possible when it can be treated more successfully. During your routine dental check-up, an oral examination by your dentist or dental hygienist can detect early signs of cancer. The exam is painless and takes only a few minutes. During the exam, your dentist or dental hygienist will check your face, neck, lips, and entire mouth for any signs of cancer.
Contact Campus Dentist today and schedule your next appointment. Our team will thoroughly examine your mouth and answer any questions that you may have about oral cancer.