Oral Cancer Awareness Month is April

Jamie J. Alexander on April 23, 2021

Dr. Jamie Alexander in Boynton Beach, Florida hopes you’ll be aware of the first symptoms of oral cancer so you can call us between dental visits for an immediate examination. If you observe any of the following signs that could be the beginning of cancerous growth, we urge you to call us for an oral cancer screening:

  • Reddish patches or whitish patches in the mouth
  • A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily
  • A rough spot, lump, or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing
  • Numbness in the tongue or other part of the mouth
  • Swelling of the jaw
  • Unexplained pain facial or oral pain, although pain is not often associated with oral cancer

Who can Experience Oral Cancer?

Keep in mind that anyone can get cancer of the face, mouth, throat, head, or neck. Be observant and proactive by examining your mouth every month with a hand-held mirror. Report changes you feel with your tongue. As with any cancer, the earlier the oral cancer is detected, the better the treatment outcome will be.

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Resources and More

More resources to become informed about oral cancer:

Getting Dental Help from Dr. Jamie Alexander D.D.S.

If you live in or are visiting the Boynton Beach area, we invite you to become a patient of Jamie J. Alexander, DDS. Dr. Alexander serves each patient with plenty of time for dental treatment and discussion at each visit. This ensures a comfortable visit that meets your needs.