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Oral cancer

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Oral cancer

Oral cancer is the 16th most common cancer globally. It usually starts in the mouth's squamous cells, which line the oral cavity. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type, accounting for about 90% of cases.

You can check for oral cancer by looking for:

  • Mouth sores that don't heal
  • Red or white patches inside your mouth
  • Swollen lumps in your neck
  • Jaw pain when opening
  • Sores on the lips, especially in smokers

You can do a monthly self-exam to look for these signs. If any last longer than a month, see your dentist.

Early detection is crucial for treating oral cancer. Even though early lesions may not cause symptoms, screening can catch them early. This helps prevent cancer from spreading and improves the chances of successful treatment. Professional help and awareness can make a big difference in detecting oral cancer early.

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