Free Screening for Head, Neck and Oral Cancer
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Early stage oral cancer is often painless and goes undetected. This is why early detection is critical. Most head and neck cancers have an excellent survival rate when found in early stages of development. Signs and Symptoms: Most oral cancers show up on the lips, tongue or the floor of the mouth. They also occur inside your cheeks, on your gums or on the roof of your mouth. Other head and neck cancers develop in the voice box or throat.
Some signs and symptoms include:
Risk Factors: Tobacco (including smokeless tobacco) and alcohol use are the most important risk factors for oral, head and neck cancers, particularly those of the tongue, mouth, throat and voice box. Anyone can develop thyroid cancers, although a family history or exposure to radiation is often a factor. Salivary gland cancers do not seem to be associated with any particular cause.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Oral Cancer: There has been an increase of head and neck cancer incidences in young adults, a group traditionally at low risk, attributed to the human papillomavirus (HPV), a cancer-causing virus.
Baptist Medical Group - ENT
1717 North E St., Tower 3, Suite 239, Pensacola, Fla.