Cancer is an extremely dangerous disease. The treatment process depends on how early the disease is detected. Experts told what symptoms can indicate a serious problem.
Scientists talked about oral cancer, which is characterized by the presence of a tumor in one part of the mouth. It can be on the surface of the tongue, the inside of the cheeks, palate, lips or gums. It is noted that early detection of cancer can increase the chances of survival from 50% to 90%. To detect it at an early stage, scientists advise paying attention to any unusual sensations. Experts talked about a symptom that may be a sign of a disease.
This is an unexplained numbness that is felt on the lips. It happens when cancer cells damage the nerves or blood vessels in the mouth. Also symptoms of oral cancer are soreness or irritation on the tongue, red or white spots on the lips, difficulty chewing or swallowing, Express reports.
Smoking is noted to be associated with the majority of oral cancers. Alcohol consumption also increases its risk of developing. Experts emphasize that the disease is more common in men over 40 than in women. To identify any alarming symptoms, you need to conduct a two-minute check each month. It involves feeling the face, neck, lips, gums, cheeks, tongue, and palate. During it, you need to pay attention to the presence of lumps, spots, changes in color or texture, lingering ulcers.
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