Monthly Archives: April 2014

Early detection is key for oral cancer

Like most cancers, early diagnosis gives an advantage to those who have developed oral cancer.  Though often it can be the dental professional that recognizes the signs of oral cancer, the health professional will determine the treatment.  After the biopsy … Continue reading

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Who is most at-risk for developing oral cancer?

Typically, men older than 50 are diagnosed most often with oral cancer, and it is more commonly diagnosed in men than women.   One of the main causes of oral cancer is the use of chewing tobacco, an unhealthy habit more … Continue reading

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Oral Cancer Awareness

During April, we continue our focus on Oral Cancer Awareness.  The lifestyle habits that increase the chances of developing Oral Cancer include the use of smokeless or chewing tobacco, smoking, and also exposure to the sun.    It is a myth … Continue reading

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral Cancer occurs most commonly on the “floor” of the mouth (under the tongue), along the inside of the cheeks or lips, along the gumline, or the palate or “roof” of the mouth.   Though oral cancer is not as common … Continue reading

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