Dr. Kira Gekht

Be aware of the warning signs of Oral Cancer.

How is oral cancer typically diagnosed?

A comprehensive oral evaluation and soft tissue exam annually are recommended.

An oral cancer screening is painless; treatment for oral cancer is not.

What are the warning signs of oral cancer?

Red or white patches behind the mouth.

Mouth sores or ulcers.

Lump in the neck, throat, or floor of the mouth.

Difficulty swallowing.

Pain and tenderness in teeth or gums.

What are the warning signs of oral cancer?

Change in the fit or dentures

A visible change in mouth tissue.

Unpleasant sensations, hard to open the jaw, chew or swallow.

Swelling in the neck.

Who is most at risk for oral cancer?

People who use tobacco and smokers.

Heavy alcohol drinkers.

People with a history of oral human papillomavirus infections.