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3 Self Examination Tips to Detect Signs of Oral Cancer

May 16, 2016

Filed under: Oral Cancer detection Canonsburg PA — Tags: — centeronedental @ 7:43 pm

From our childhood till the age we live, we all experience different body changes in our life.The best we do is ignore the changes and not take the right steps to get it cured. Something like oral cancer is a growth or sore in the mouth that keeps on expanding and never goes away. Oral cancer mostly relates to cancer of the tongue, oesophagus, cheeks, the floor of the mouth, lips, hard and soft palate, pharynx, and sinuses. All are life threatening if not treated at the first stage.

The faster you can detect cancer; you can right away start the treatment for better results. We know our body in and out and are familiar with the changes, thus, it’s better to start now than later. But, what to look for?

Here, we’ll discuss 3 simple self-examination steps that you can check for.

  1. Examine the top of your mouth thoroughly

This is the easiest way to examine. Stand in front of a mirror and open your mouth wide. Slide in your fingers and examine if there’s any protrusion.The protrusion is a sign that you might be attacked with oral cancer. Consult a doctor right away.

  1. Check for unevenness in your facial structure

The shape of your face is uniform and if you detect any change in your facial structure, then you must immediately speak to your doctor. “Prevention is better than cure”and thus, take the right steps to a better life.

  1. Are you having a persistent cough?

You’re having a persistent cough for a long time, mostly you’ll term it as a cold. It is not always cold that gets you that type of a cough. Smokers also get that cough due to irritation on the upper portion of the lungs. This mostly occurs when the windpipe is not able to pass fresh air to the lungs and gets irritated.Some smokers quit smoking for a few days and the cough stops, but if it doesn’t, then make an appointment to see a doctor for any complications.

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