To determine the presence of oral cancer, oral pathologists perform a full histopathological review of a patient’s biopsies to find and diagnose any abnormal tissue. They can then develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
In general, it’s a good idea to examine your own mouth about once a month for early warning signs of oral cancer. Many instances of oral cancer and other diseases don’t hurt, so you can’t solely rely on pain as an indicator. Look for suspicious lumps or sores, or tissue that’s an irregular color. The sooner you have it treated, the more likely your outcome will be a good one!
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