Jefferson University Hospitals

Oral Cancer Screening

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According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 51,540 people will get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer this year. These cancers are more than twice as common in men as in women.

Some common warning signs/symptoms:

  • A pain or sore in the mouth that does not go away
  • A lump or thickening in the cheek
  • A white or red patch anywhere in the mouth lasting more than two weeks
  • Trouble chewing or swallowing
  • A numbness in the tongue or anywhere else in mouth
  • Swelling of the jaw
  • A lump in the neck
  • Weight loss
  • Persistent bad breath

If you are worried about any of these possible signs or symptoms of oral cancer, register for a screening today.



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