Cancer is an uncontrollable growth of cells that attack and lead to damage of surrounding tissue. Oral cancer is seen as a growth or inflammation in the mouth that hesitates to go away. Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, the floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses and pharynx (throat). It can lead to death if not noticed and treated early.

1. Inflammations/thickening lumps or bumps, irregular spots/crusts/or eroded areas of the lips, gums, or other parts situated inside the mouth.
2. The development of velvety white red or speckled (white and red) patches in the mouth.
3. Bleeding in the mouth without knowing the cause
4. Numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth or neck.
5. Consistent inflammation on the face, neck, or mouth which bleeds easily and does not heal within fourteen days.
6. Inflammation or feeling that something is caught deep down your throat.
7. When you’re having difficulty in chewing or swallowing, speaking or moving the jaw or tongue.
8. Hoarseness, severe sore throat, or change in the voice
9. Pain in the ear.
10. A change in your dentition.
11. Sudden loss of weight.

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Why you need to screen?

When next you go for your routine checkup, you may go for an oral screening to see if you may go for an oral screening to see if you’re developing or about to develop oral cancer. Oral cancer screening are tailored to catch the early symptoms of oral cancer before they proceed to a more delicate stage. Oral cancer screening is necessary because when caught early, oral cancer can be successfully treated.

According to study, approximately eighty-four percent of oral cancer cases can be diagnosed early by a dental health professional. When a dentist performs oral cancer screening, they make use of a lot of tools to search for any form of discoloration or mouth inflammation in your mouth. After which they feel the tissues around your mouth to check for lumps or abnormalities. When they detect any form abnormality in your mouth, they will, therefore, send a sample to a lab for further testing. A biopsy may be required to find the makeup of the suspicious looking area. There are different kinds of biopsies and only your doctor can determine which one is better.

A lot of doctors avoid brush biopsies because even though they’re very simple, they still require running scalpel biopsy to authenticate if the results of the brush biopsy are positive. However, scalpel biopsies are of different types; incisional and excisional depending whether only a place or the whole area is needed to determine what exactly is the nature of the problem. Moreover, some doctors perform the biopsies with lasers.

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