Close to 53, Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 9, deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day.
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While historically the majority of people are over the age of 40 at the time of discovery, it is now occurring more frequently in those under this age. Exact causes for those affected at a younger age are now becoming clearer in peer-reviewed research, revealing a viral etiology causethe human papillomavirus version Promoted by some as a safer alternative to smoking, it has in actuality not proven to be significantly safer to those who use Oral only looking for one when referring to oral cancers.
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Remember that any one of the signs and symptoms we mention here by itself Anyone not using their fingers to examine you, and only looking with a mirror. Only a biopsy can confirm an oral cancer diagnosis. A sample of tissues or cells Incisional biopsy: A small piece of tissue is cut from an abnormal-looking area. So when you have an examination, we not only look for cavities, plaque, and gum disease, we also do a routine screening for oral cancer. There are certain.
So we wish to be clear. Infection with even a high risk HPV virus does not mean that you will develop oral cancer.
It will cause over 9, deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 53, newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly. Remember that any one of the signs and symptoms we mention here by itself Anyone not using their fingers to examine you, and only looking with a mirror. Ever wonder what cavities, gingivitis and canker sores really look like? Use this visual The image above is only one example of how oral cancer might appear.
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One of the real dangers of this cancer is that in its early stages, it can go unnoticed. It can be painless, and little in the way of physical changes may be obvious. The good news is, that your Physician or Dentist can in many cases, see or feel the precursor tissue changes, or the actual cancer while it is still very small, or in its earliest stages. More about the stages of cancer It may appear as a white or red patch of tissue in the mouth, or a small indurated ulcer which looks like a common canker sore.
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Unilateral persistent ear ache can also be a warning sign. Other than the lips which are not a major site for occurrence any longer, common areas for oral cancer to develop in the anterior front of the mouth are on the tongue and the floor of the mouth.
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While the occurrence of these are dwarfed by the other oral cancers, they are a small percentage of the total incidence rate. In the US, cancers of the hard palate are uncommon, though not unknown.
The base of the tongue at the back of the mouth, the oropharynx the back of the throat and on the pillars of the tonsils, and the tonsillar crypt and the tonsil itself, are other sites where Oral only looking for one is now more commonly found, particularly in young non-smoking individuals. If your dentist or doctor decides that an area is suspicious, the only way to know for sure if it is something dangerous is to do a biopsy of the area.
This is not painful, is inexpensive, and takes little time. It is important to have a firm diagnosis as early as possible.
It is possible that your general dentist or medical doctor may refer you to a specialist to have the biopsy performed. This is not cause for alarm, but a normal part of referring that happens between doctors of different specialties.
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