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Oral Cancer Signs And Symptoms

When you go for your regular checkup and the dentist or dental hygienist examines your teeth, he isn't just looking for cavities. He's also looking for anything abnormal anywhere in the mouth, including oral cancer signs that may warrant further investigation or testing. Oral cancer includes cancer in all parts of the mouth, as well as cancers of the throat and esophagus. While there are several outwardly visible signs of oral cancer, there are also more subtle symptoms that you should pay attention to and mention to your dentist.

This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

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