Oral Cancer Symptoms

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Thu, 04/07/2016

Symptoms of oral cancer may include:

  • White or red patches on the inside of the mouth or the lips
  • Ulcers on the inside of cheeks or gums
  • The presence of blood in the mouth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Persistent coughing
  • Swollen neck lymph nodes

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call Fresno dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake at 559-224-0103 to schedule an examination right away.

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of oral cancer, please call Fresno dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake at <a href=559-224-0103 to schedule an examination right away" src="/sites/www.smilesbymiyake.com/files/General%20Dentistry.jpg" style="width: 300px; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: right;" />According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, over 48,200 people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the U.S. every year. A majority of these cases occur in people who both use tobacco and drink excessive amounts of alcohol. This Oral Cancer Awareness Month, it is worth your time to reconsider habits that increase risks for this disease and to take steps to protect your oral and systemic health into the future.

Oral cancer kills more than 8,700 people in the U.S. yearly. Many of these deaths could be prevented if only proper screening was provided. One of the services provided during your routine cleanings and examinations is a preliminary check for symptoms of oral cancer. When detected early, prompt treatment can help prevent serious issues from arising. If you have not been screened, even if you are not in a high risk group, it is a good idea to discuss this with Dr. Miyake during your next visit to our office.

To schedule your next appointment, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS online or by calling 559-224-0103 today. Located in Fresno, Dr. Miyake welcomes patients from all surrounding areas of California.