Dental school provides oral cancer awareness resources and tips
If your oral health care providers are talking to you about cancers of the head, neck and throat, it is their April mission to raise awareness of the complications of oral cancer and provide resources that could lead to early detection.
The Oral Cancer Foundation reports every hour, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, someone dies of oral or oropharyngeal cancer. However, survival rates of oral cancer may increase with early detection and early treatment.
Oral cancer symptoms could include:
Dentists and hygienists can perform oral cancer screenings and teach patients how to perform self-screening. They suggest:
Visit https://wvudentalcare.org/oral-cancer/ for oral cancer risk factors and what to expect during an oral cancer screening in your oral health care provider’s office.