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Preventing oral cancer

April 4, 2014

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer is cancer which begins in the mouth....

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LauriH

Apr-04-14 9:43 AM

I am a Certified Dental Assistant and I can not stress enough how important it is to have dental checkups every 6 months or atleast yearly. If you notice any change in your mouths "anatomy" so to speak, bumps or sores that just don't go away or get better, go to the dentist or doctor do not put it off. This past week we had a similar situation happen at our office. I was present when a man was told that he may have a type of jaw cancer, it was heart wrenching to be there at that moment in his life, everything could change for the worse in a second. So please do your family a favor and be proactive get a checkup.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-04-14 9:05 AM

"Smoking cannabis has also been linked to an increased risk of mouth cancer. Regular cannabis smokers may have a higher risk than tobacco smokers because cannabis smoke contains higher levels of tar than tobacco smoke, and tar is carcinogenic."

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