Lifesaving Facts About Oral Cancer

Cancer is a disease that shows no discrimination. What makes oral cancer so scary is that it is often not diagnosed until a late stage, In fact, only one-third of all oral cancers are diagnosed in an early oral-cancerstage. While typically thought to affect older people, it’s now more prevalent in younger age groups. These facts make it crucial that you maintain good oral health, live a healthy lifestyle (including diet, proper exercise, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol), and have oral cancer exams during your routine dental checkups.

Oral cancer can often mimic a harmless mouth sore. If you notice any unusual sores or ulcers anywhere in your mouth that do not heal within 2-3 weeks, contact our office or a physician to make an appointment as soon as possible.