Dentists and oral cancer

In spite of the advances in medical sciences and the improvement of care, oral cancer is still a disease with an unfavorable prognosis unless early diagnosed; the dentist can detect it in patients complaining for specific symptoms or signs or during routine examinations.

Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth, the tongue and the lips. The most common symptoms and signs are represented by a non healing lesion or ulcer or plaque or white or red area in the oral mucosa lasting more than two weeks.

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