Oral Cancer is on the Rise, Including Cases Linked to HPV

by Jason 4/30/2012 10:10 AM

Oral cancer is no longer limited to older individuals who excessively drank alcohol, smoked or chewed tobacco. It is now on the rise among individuals who aren't engaging in those behaviors, with those aged 16 to 40 making up the fastest growing segment of the population falling victim to this disease. Today, oral cancer claims as many lives annually as skin cancer.
This dangerous form of cancer often goes unnoticed and can be tricky to detect because it masquerades as harmless benign lesions.... more...

Common Side Effects After Chemotherapy for Oral Cancer

by Jason 4/26/2012 10:28 AM

Side effects of chemotherapy depend on the type and amount of drugs you’re taking. In some cases, based on the chemotherapy drugs you take and on the medicines your doctor prescribes to ease side effects, you may have very limited side effects, or none at all.... more...

Can I Get Checked for Oral Cancer Before I Have Symptoms?

by Jason 4/25/2012 11:10 AM

Oral cancer may be easier to treat if it is found early. Screening tests can identify the disease even before you have symptoms. For oral cancer, the process is simple. Your dentist looks in your mouth for early signs of cancer.... more...

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