Early Detection Saves Lives!
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Early Detection Saves Lives! Cancer of the mouth and upper throat kills 1 person every hour of every day. 40% of the people diagnosed with these cancers will not survive longer than five years. Many who do survive suffer long term problems, such as severe facial disfigurement or difficulty with eating and speaking. When cancer of the mouth and upper throat are detected and treated early, mortality and health problems are greatly reduced. Here are the signs and symptoms that you should be aware of:
- A sore or irritation that doesn't go away.
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing, and/or speaking
- Changes in the way your teeth come together.
- Lumps ...