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Phone: 989-773-3560

900 E Bellows St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


Schedule a Screening During Oral Cancer Awareness Month

oral cancer Nearly 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with some form of oral cancer each year. In an effort to raise awareness and encourage our valued community members to visit their dentist and undergo a screening, April has been designated as Oral Cancer Month. We hope this information helps increase awareness and inspires you to get screened.

What Is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer, sometimes referred to as “mouth cancer,” involves cells with DNA that has mutated and continues to spread. These sometimes malignant cells tend to group in what we know as tumors. A variety of oral cancers can grow on the roof of your mouth, lips, tongue, gums, and other areas. Research indicates that the following contribute to the risk of getting oral cancer.

  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Excessive sun exposure

When oral cancer affects the throat, it is called oropharyngeal cancer. You can develop it at any time, even without smoking or drinking large amounts of alcohol. The best way to avoid a delayed diagnosis is to have regular dental screenings (at least once per year.)

What are the Signs of Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer has increased over the last decade, and there are warning signs that can help you catch it early:

  • Lumps and bulges on the side of your neck, gums, cheeks, and lips
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Swollen lips or persistent sores
  • A hoarse voice that persists for over two weeks
  • White or reddish patches in the mouth
  • Mouth or ear pain
  • Pain when swallowing

Taking proactive measures to get screened helps medical professionals make a diagnosis and move forward with treatment when necessary.

How Does an Oral Cancer Screening Work?

The process is relatively straightforward and non-invasive. A dentist simply checks for the same telltale signs listed above but with tools and a vantage point that provides closer and clearer access.

In some cases, dyes or a cancer screening light may be used when the slightest signs prove concerning. That’s why scheduling a routine appointment with your dentist could save your life or that of a loved one.

Schedule An Appointment with Your Mt Pleasant, MI, Dentist

Dr. Kenneth Egger provides a wide range of dental services, including oral cancer screenings. If you are concerned about oral cancer or are overdue for a dental appointment, call our office at 989-773-3560 or fill out the online contact form