How you can help prevent
Your Self chec Keeping Healthy Guide
During your regular checkup, have your dentist or doctor check your entire mouth for signs of cancer. Regular check-ups can detect the early stages of oral cancer or conditions that may lead to oral cancer.
Stopping high risk behaviors, that include cigarette, cigar or pipe smoking, use of smokeless tobacco and excessive use of alcohol is critical in preventing oral cancers.
What to do
Have regular dental check-ups. Your dentist should tell you how often. Also ask your doctor to check the inside of your mouth during your yearly check-up.
IMPORTANT: The information on the cancer pages of this site was culled by the director of Self chec and initially reviewed by the folks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on the newest information from the national cancer advisory organizations, including, but not limited to, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Cancer Society. We recognize that the national cancer advisory organizations sometimes do not agree about specific cancer guidelines, often making it confusing to the public about what to do. That is why we are asking you to err on the side of caution by always consulting a healthcare professional to advise you in the healthy choices you will make. Thank you.
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