Sadly, every hour of every day, someone in North America dies of oral cancer, and this rate is not improving. In fact, oral cancer is on the rise, especially among men.
It is imperative that you know the signs:
- Red or white patches in the mouth
- Sores or lumps
- Trouble swallowing or throat irritation
- Thickening of the mouth, lip, or throat area
Any abnormalities that don’t heal within 2 weeks should be checked. The 5-year survival rate for oral cancer is only 50%, but this improves to 80% if detected early. We can help with early detection as we screen for cancer at every checkup. Call us to book your appointment today!