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What you should know about oral cancer! What you should know about oral cancer!
Have you had an oral cancer exam? Most of us are aware that the following signs could be cancer: a skin lesion with irregular... What you should know about oral cancer!

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Have you had an oral cancer exam?

Most of us are aware that the following signs could be cancer: a skin lesion with irregular borders, a lump in our breast, blood in our urine. However, few know that if we have a non-tender lump in our neck, a persistent sore throat or unexplained chronic cough, it could be oral cancer.

The number of new cases and deaths due to oral cancer is predicted to be almost three times higher than that of cervical cancer and almost double the rates of liver cancer.

So what should we all know right now about oral cancer?

It can be successfully treated if caught EARLY. The best way to detect it early, is to have regular oral cancer screenings done by your dentist. Your North Vancouver dentist should be checking your mouth at every single visit!

Some oral cancer signs to look out for:

  • a persistent mouth sore (doesn’t heal within 2 weeks)
  • pain in mouth or ear
  • chronic hoarseness
  • non-tender lump in neck
  • abnormal swallowing
  • peculiar sore throat

Visit your North Shore Dentist and get your oral cancer exam with your next cleaning appointment.

My dental practice is presently accepting new clients. Please email us at reception@thirdstreetdental.com to book your appointment.

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Third Street Dental - Dr. Melissa Skinner

Dr. Melissa Skinner is a family dentist in North Vancouver. Originally from the North Shore, she is happy to be home, helping her community have healthy and beautiful smiles. Her practice is at Third Street Dental in the lower Lonsdale area. To connect with Melissa, visit her website, follow her on Twitter and like her on Facebook.

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