Regular Check-Ups: The Best Defense Against Oral Cancer
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Oral cancer can develop on any soft tissues in the mouth, including gums, on or under the tongue, the walls of the mouth, and even towards the throat. Oral cancer isn’t exactly uncommon, “accounting for roughly three percent of all cancers diagnosed annually in the United States, or about 53,000 new cases each year (NIH).” Oral cancer can manifest in many ways in the early stages, showing up as slight discolorations or small pits or lumps that don’t quickly heal. Schedule a dental check-up if you notice any new pains or sensations in the mouth that feel foreign.