According to the American Cancer Society, over 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year, and over 7000 of these are fatal. If caught early, oral cancer can be effectively treated, so we recommend an annual cancer exam at our office.

As a pathological process, there are no symptoms at the onset of oral cancer, making it hard to recognize without an exam. Types of oral cancer include teratoma, adenocarcinoma and melanoma, and the most common form is malignant squamous cell carcinoma, which typically originates in the lip and mouth tissue. Oral cancers can also occur in the tongue, salivary glands, throat, gums, and face.