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Don’t Ignore These Common Oral Cancer Symptoms

The body is a strange thing. Sometimes bodily changes and symptoms mean nothing, and other times they can be a sign of diseases and medical issues. Oral cancer is one example of a disease with symptoms that could be attributed to other, less serious things and therefore might be ignored by some. Don’t be caught off guard by this cancer. During Oral Cancer Awareness month this April, take the time to understand just what this disease looks like.

If you are experiencing any of these oral cancer symptoms in Ormond Beach, FL, you may want to talk to the professionals at Raymond A. Kenzik’s office.

1. Any Kind of Oral Changes
If you notice changes in the appearance of your mouth, gums and lips, you should always have a professional check it out. Some changes associated with oral cancer can include:

  • Swelling of the gums
  • Rough, coarse areas in or around the mouth
  • The development of white or red areas of skin

2. Unexplained Pain or Numbness
Oral cancer symptoms can include pain and numbness in a number of areas. If you feel pain or numbness in the mouth area, this can be one sign of oral cancer. Less obvious symptoms may include unexplained and prolonged pain in the ears or in the throat. You may also have a hard time eating and swallowing without experiencing discomfort.

3. Bleeding and Sores
A key part of many oral cancer symptoms is that they cannot be attributed to anything else. This is also true for unexplained sores that do not heal quickly and bleeding in the mouth. If there is no other reason why these symptoms are occurring, oral cancer could be the culprit.

Oral cancer isn’t always the easiest thing to identify. If you think you may be showing oral cancer symptoms in Ormond Beach, FL, Dr. Kenzik may be able to help. Call us at 386-672-9440 to speak with a friendly member of our team.

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