Oral Cancer Screening
In the early stages of oral cancer's development, it often is painless, and the physical signs may not be obvious. This makes it a very dangerous disease. Regular screenings by a qualified medial or dental professional, combined with a person's knowledge of the warning signs and symptoms, will allow its discovery in the earliest possible stages, when cure and survival are most likely. Even pre-cancerous tissue changes can often be detected by a trained professional.
1. Red and/or white discolorations of the soft tissue of the mouth.
2. Any sore which does not heal within 14 days.
3. Hoarseness which lasts for a prolonged period of time.
1. A sensation that something is stuck in your throat.
2. Numbness in the oral region.
3. Difficulty in moving the jaw or tongue.
4. Difficulty in swallowing.
5. Ear pain which occurs on one side only.
6. A sore under a denture, which even after adjustment of the denture, still does not heal.
7. A lump or thickening which develops in the mouth or on the neck.