Category: Oral Cancer Symptoms

Oral Symptoms: 3 Things To Remember

The thing about noticing symptoms in your mouth is that it doesn’t always do you a whole lot of good to try to figure them out. You might convince yourself that a problem is nothing at all (which can cause you serious stress down the line). You might convince yourself that nothing at all is… Read more »

An Overview Of Oral Cancer Risks & Symptoms

The key to treating any cancer is early detection – the earlier you’re able to catch it, the easier it is to treat. However, this isn’t always possible. Many people are unaware of who is even at risk for a condition like oral cancer – let alone know the symptoms associated with the condition. Fortunately,… Read more »

Oral Cancer

Any disease, dental disease or otherwise, is always best caught in its earliest stages. In many cases, it is not only easier to control, but it may be reversible or completely eliminated. Take oral cancer for instance. In the United States a person dies from oral cancer every hour. That’s 24 people a day. Of… Read more »

How and Why to Look for Oral Cancer

In the public eye, cancer is most commonly associated with the breasts, lungs, skin, prostate, and other body organs. However, oral cancer is one of the most prevalent and dangerous, affecting approximately 40,000 new patients in the United Sates every year and claiming the lives of over 8,000 in the same time period. An oral… Read more »

How Does One Treat Oral Cancer?

Each year, over 43, 250 people are diagnosed with oral cancer. Of these, around half will pass away within five years. Why are oral cancer mortality rates so high? The fact is most people are not diagnosed until the late stages of the disease. However, with screenings during regular checkups, the disease can be diagnosed… Read more »

FAQs: What is Oral Pathology?

How often do you have a checkup? Many adults assume a checkup is a very minor procedure and one they can afford to miss. In fact, a checkup allows your dentist to watch for signs of dental disease, including gum disease and oral cancer. At Cerritos Dental Surgery, we offer our patients the latest in oral… Read more »

Look, Feel, Checkup: Identifying the Signs of Oral Cancer

Ideally, we should all perform an oral cancer self-check every few months. Like breast and testicular self-checks, and oral cancer self-check consists of a careful visual and manual (touch-based) scan of your head, neck, and the inside of your mouth. Your chances of surviving oral cancer in the long term depend on early detection, and… Read more »