Don’t Miss Your Oral Cancer Screening

Don’t Miss Your Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is one of the most complicated types of cancer disease, and thus awareness regarding oral cancer is important to be spread among people. Oral cancer needs to be diagnosed at the early stage for proper treatment. If it is too late, treatment will become difficult or complicated. To diagnose oral cancer, one needs to understand various symptoms. For example, changes to the color of soft tissues have been regarded as common symptom of oral cancer. Apart from this, many other symptoms are there. Certified dental expert Dr. Heejoo Pyon, DDS can offer the best guidance to patients in this regard. He suggests everyone to undergo the oral cancer screening process so that cancer symptoms can be identified properly and treatment process can be started with precision.

The Process of Oral Cancer Screening

With oral cancer screening, symptoms of oral cancer have been identified. In normal eyes, it is difficult to understand the changes to the texture of soft tissues at the early stage. It is also difficult to identify any lumps or bumps inside the mouth. The screening process has been conducted for this reason. It identifies possible symptoms of cancer. For example, it can easily diagnose formation of lumps or bumps in the soft tissues, even if the lump is in its early stage of formation.

Apart from the screening test, Dr. Heejoo Pyon, DDS may ask a few additional questions to the patients. For example, you may be asked to answer the following questions:

  • Do you experience constant throat soreness?
  • Do you find problem when swallowing foods?
  • Do you find pain in stretching your jaws?
  • Do you notice any discomfort when chewing foods?

Based on answers to these questions, possibility of oral cancer has been judged. For example, sores in the soft tissue that do not heal clearly suggest that the person may be a victim of oral cancer.

Periodic Screening

Difficulty swallowing or chronic hoarse voice does not always suggest occurrence of oral cancer. But, such patients are advised to undergo screening test periodically, as they are more vulnerable to oral cancer. For proper treatment of swelling or inflammation in the lymph nodes due to oral cancer, you need to fix an appointment with Dr. Heejoo Pyon, DDS.

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