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What are the early signs of oral cancer?

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Dr. Ronald Koslowski
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
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In brief: A white or red patch

Or any other sore or swelling in your mouth that doesn't go away after a week should be evaluated by a dentist.
Oral cancer is very treatable in its early stages. Unfortunately, by the time a patient notices something abnormal, it may be more advanced. Prevention and early detection are essential! see your dentist regularly. Your dentist &/or hygienist should do an oral cancer exam twice a year.

In brief: A white or red patch

Or any other sore or swelling in your mouth that doesn't go away after a week should be evaluated by a dentist.
Oral cancer is very treatable in its early stages. Unfortunately, by the time a patient notices something abnormal, it may be more advanced. Prevention and early detection are essential! see your dentist regularly. Your dentist &/or hygienist should do an oral cancer exam twice a year.
Dr. Ronald Koslowski
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Subtle

A white, red, ulcerated, or thickened area, usually painless, of more than 2 weeks duration.
Bring this to your physician's attention since these are easy to overlook on routine physical exam.

In brief: Subtle

A white, red, ulcerated, or thickened area, usually painless, of more than 2 weeks duration.
Bring this to your physician's attention since these are easy to overlook on routine physical exam.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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