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Oral Cancer – Did You Know?
- The most common signs and symptoms of oral cancer include a sore or pain in the mouth that doesn’t go away, lump or thickening in the cheek, white or red patch around the oral cavity, a sore throat that lingers, trouble chewing/swallowing, difficulty moving jaw or tongue, numbness in the mouth area, swelling of the jaw, pain around the teeth or jaw, voice changes, lump or mass in the neck, weight loss and constant bad breath.1
- Risk factors associated with oral cancer include tobacco and alcohol, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, gender, age, ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, poor nutrition, weakened immune system, graft-versus-host disease and genetic syndromes.2
- Connecting with other people that have oral cancer online and/or in person can help you learn about your condition and provide you with support.
Show Your Support!
April is National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month