Oral cancer can be a scary and difficult diagnosis to receive, but most oral cancers are very treatable if caught early enough. This is why it’s so important to be performing monthly oral cancer self-checks, especially if you’re at a higher risk of oral cancer. Below are a few of the risk factors that can put you at a higher chance of developing oral cancer:
In order to stay healthy and catch oral cancer quickly, it’s important to know the risk factors and the signs and symptoms of oral cancer.
During an oral cancer self-check, you should be checking the face, neck, cheeks, lips, tongue, and roof of the mouth for the following signs or symptoms:
If you suffer from the risk factors of oral cancer or are experiencing any of the above signs and symptoms of oral cancer, please make an appointment here at Balota Family Dentistry for an oral cancer screening. Our family dental office is located here in Colorado Springs, Colorado.