Person being checked for oral cancer
How to Test for Oral Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, this year around 53,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer, and over 10,000 people will die from it. Though oral cancer is a concern for the world population as a whole, some people are more susceptible than others. Men are twice as likely to develop oral cancer as women, while other risk factors include drinking excessively, smoking or chewing tobacco, spending time under the sun, and exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Fortunately, oral cancer is generally treatable when identified at an early stage. Here, we go over how you can test for oral cancer with an oral cancer self-exam or a screening, and the steps to take if you exhibit any symptoms.

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Head & Neck Cancer Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms of Oral, Head & Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancers, not to be confused with brain cancers, account for roughly 4-5% of all cancers in the United States each year. Some the Head and Neck cancer regions can include but not limited to:

  • Oral Cavity and Tongue
  • Jaw
  • Tonsils and Throat
  • Larynx (voice box)
  • Face, Neck, and Scalp Skin
  • Thyroid Gland
  • Salivary Glands including Parotid Gland
  • Sinus and Nasal Structures
  • Other Face and Neck Anatomies

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