‘You might have missed this, because it’s not as fun as National Corndog Day, National Margarita Day, or even the month where the NFL puts on the pink jerseys, but did you know April is Oral Cancer Awareness month? While the disease has a lower profile than that of breast cancer or prostate cancer, oral […]
Diagnosing oral cancer in its early stages is crucial to treatment, but it’s often tricky because its symptoms are not as noticeable until it has spread elsewhere. Often, a telltale sign is an odd red or white patch in the mouth. Should you discover one of these, you need to have it looked at anyway, just to be on the safe side, but it’s one of the symptoms that can lead to early discovery. Lumps in the mouth or neck can be indicators, as well as prolonged hoarseness and difficulty swallowing. If you think you may have something funny (but not haha funny) going on in your mouth, don’t hesitate (seriously, don’t) to make an appointment and ask your friendly Goliad Denta
l staff member about oral cancer screening.