One of the most effective treatments for oral cancer begins at the first stage, the screening. Spotting oral cancer is often the key to recovery so make sure you always attend regularly scheduled oral cancer screenings to ensure your health remains at its peak and cancer free. However, if you notice any of the following symptoms, schedule a screening as soon as is available.
Symptoms of oral cancer are typically felt or seen, but in some cases, no symptoms are present, so do not rely on them too much. Various visual giveaways can include bumps and lumps that continue to plague your face and do not go away quickly. Unexplained bleeding and drastic weight loss are also key signs of oral cancer.
With over 40,000 new cases every year, it is important that you do your part to check for oral cancer, including taking note of any pains or numbness you may feel. If you experience any pain in your head, face, mouth, or neck, or a numbness and loss of pain, it could be an early indicator that oral cancer is present.
If you would like to schedule an oral cancer screening at Chet B. Hawkins DDS Inc, simply call our dentist office in Boerne, Texas, at our number 830-331-7355. Dr. Chet B. Hawkins and our entire team look forward to making your smile shine!