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Commonly Overlooked Signs of Oral Cancer

Posted on 4/25/2020 by Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center
Commonly Overlooked Signs of Oral Cancer When it comes to cancer of any kind, it is nothing to take lightly. Oral cancer is certainly no different. That means staying vigilant in your dental care, including getting regular checkups, as well as performing self-examinations periodically in between visits to see us. But as is often the case, patients fail to notice some of the possible warning flags that there could be something seriously wrong. There are any number of indicators that you might be dealing with an early presence of cancer, but in today's post we would like to take a few moments to focus on a couple of specific ones.

Difficulty Chewing, Swallowing, or Other General Swelling

Many people chalk this up to any number of other causes. Things like an allergic reaction, the early signs of a cold, biting their tongue or the inside of their lip, or any of several other things might be thought of as the reason for the problem. But if you are having an ongoing issue with these symptoms, it is something that you need to have us look at immediately.

Significant or Rapid Weight Loss

This is another common symptom that gets overlooked as there are so many other things that people and even their doctors think to check for before looking for oral cancer. That is another reason to get on top of these things early, because it allows you to rule out the things that patients often get checked before their oral health. These and other potential warning signs of cancer absolutely should not be taken for granted even for a moment. If you have any reason to think you have these or any other symptoms, we ask you to please get in touch with our office immediately. Our friendly staff will see to it that you get in as soon as possible.
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