Protect Yourself from Oral Cancer

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Dr. Motiwala and his team at Dr. Motiwala Dental Clinic & Implant Centre would like to take this chance to talk about mouth cancer, how it kills people, and what it could mean for you and your family. Oral cancer is one of the few cancers that is actually getting more common, so we want our patients to know what it is and how to protect themselves.

Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth, tongue, throat, tonsils, and a few others. More than 5,000 people will die from some form of mouth cancer just this year. Dr. Motiwala wants to teach people how to recognize it and stay safe.

*This blog post is not meant to find or treat mouth cancer. Its only goal is to give people information. If you or someone you care about thinks they might have mouth cancer, come see us as soon as you can.

Oral cancer is a group of diseases that can have many different effects on your body. For each type’s symptoms and warning signs to be listed, we would need a whole page. So, to make things easier, here are the most common ways that mouth cancer can affect you:

  • White or red spots show up on your lips, gums, tongue, or inside your cheeks.
  • Your face, neck, or mouth get sores that bleed and won’t heal.
  • You lose feeling in your face, mouth, and/or neck.
  • You notice lumps, bumps, or swelling on your lips, mouth, gums, or inside your cheeks.
  • You find it hard to talk, eat, swallow, or move your jaw or tongue.
  • Your throat hurts or feels like it has something stuck in it.
  • You have a chronic sore throat, a hoarse voice, or a voice that sounds different.
  • It hurts in your head.
  • You’re losing weight too quickly.
  • Your teeth or dentures seem to have moved.

Are You at Risk of Developing Oral Cancer?

As with the symptoms, there are a lot of similar risk factors for oral cancer, but you need to know something very important before you start putting risk factors together and start to worry. Even if you have most or all of these, it doesn’t mean you will definitely get mouth cancer.

On the other hand, even if you don’t have any of the risk factors, you can still get mouth cancer. We just want you to know when you should think about going to Dr. Motiwala Dental Clinic & Implant Centre for an appointment. Here are the most common things that can cause mouth cancer:

  • Using tobacco in any way
  • Too much time in the sun
  • Drinking too much drink
  • Cancer has always been in the family
  • HPV stands for human papillomavirus

How is Oral Cancer Treated?

If you or someone you care about has any of the signs or risk factors, you should talk to Dr. Motiwala as soon as you can. If cancer is found, we will check you out and talk about treatment choices. The most important thing is to not wait!

If you find mouth cancer early, you have a much better chance of beating it. If you have any questions or worries, don’t be afraid to call Dr. Motiwala Dental Clinic & Implant Centre. We care about your health and want to keep your mouth safe.

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