Oral cancer refers to cancer found in any part of the mouth, including cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks and floor of the mouth. It can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. Unfortunately, oral cancers are often not detected early because the symptoms can be painless, and many people are not aware of the disease. But the good news is that survival rate is high when oral cancers are found in the first stages. Awareness and early detection are key!


April 9th, 2019

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a month that is dedicated to spreading global awareness of this often-overlooked disease. During this time, it’s important that individuals consider their oral health and educate themselves on what oral cancer looks like and the preventative steps they can take to protect both themselves and their loved ones.

To make sure that you catch any signs of oral cancer and other oral diseases early, it’s vital that you schedule a regular oral cancer screening with Dr. Travis Roberts at Adams Dental Group. Learn more about oral cancer and its early signs by reading below:

Oral Cancer and its Early Signs and Symptoms

Oral cancer can be split into more specific types of cancers that occur in the mouth, including the throat, sinuses, palates, cheeks, lips, and tongue.

During Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we take the opportunity to talk about early detection through oral cancer screening can help oral health professionals identify the symptoms and signs of various types of oral cancer. Additionally, people can keep an eye out for the following symptoms and signs of oral cancer:

  •      Any irregular or sudden lumps, bump, or rough patches in the oral cavity or around your lips.
  •      A persistent numbness or loss of sensation of the tongue, mouth, neck, or face.
  •      Any difficulties when trying to chew, talk, or swallow.
  •      A sore throat.
  •      Oral bleeding.
  •      Discolored areas or patches inside the mouth.


April 24th, 2018

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