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What you know about oral cancer could help save your life. This section will help you get started on your fact-finding missing by providing a comprehensive overview about mouth cancer. To start, there are a few things you should know. First of all, cancer of the mouth can be successfully treated, but there's a catch: It has to be caught early. Checking your mouth at home for possible signs of mouth cancer is essential, especially if you smoke cigarettes. But it's also key to make oral cancer exams a regular part of your health regimen. This doesn't require a special appointment — a dentist can check for symptoms of mouth cancer as part of your twice yearly dental exam. An oral cancer screening is quick and painless and one of the keys to good health.

Oral Cancer FAQs

Q: I don't smoke or use any tobacco products. Do I still need a mouth cancer exam?
A: Yes. While cancer of the mouth has been linked to the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products, age and alcohol use may also be factors. Moreover, men over the age of 40 could be at increased risk for oral cancer. The best way to think about mouth cancer is that although some may be more susceptible to it, everyone can get it.

Q: What are some common signs of mouth cancer?
A: Oral cancer, or mouth cancer, can manifest as white or red patches or lesions anywhere in the mouth. Oftentimes, these symptoms of mouth cancer appear on or around the tongue and along the floor of the mouth.

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