tumor surgery of mouth, face and neck
MOUTH, FACE AND NECK TUMORS
Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) is the expert to diagnose and surgically treat head, neck and mouth cancer.
The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that about 42,000 Americans will receive a diagnosis of oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Mortality from oral cancer is particularly high, not because it is difficult to detect or diagnose, but because cancer is often discovered at the end of its development.
Your family dentist or OMS is in the best position to detect oral cancer during your routine dental exams.
Everyone should do an oral cancer self-exam every month. An oral exam is done using a bright light and a mirror:
- Remove any dentures
- Look and feel inside the lips and the front part of the gums
- Tilt your head back to inspect and feel the roof of your mouth
- Pull the cheek to see its inner surface, as well as the back of the gums
- Take out your tongue and look at all its gum surfaces
- Feeling enlarged lumps or lymph nodes (glands) on both sides of the neck, included under the lower jaw
- White spots of oral tissues
- Red patches
- Red and white patches
- A sore that does not heal and bleeds easily
- An abnormal lump or thickening of the tissues of the mouth
- Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- A lump or lump in the neck
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