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Oral Cancer
Prevention And Early Detection

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why is Early Detection Of Oral Cancer
So Important?

It is curable if detected early.
The Frequently Asked Questions below will
help you answer any questions you may have about
oral (mouth) cancer prevention and early detection.

Do I Have Any Risks
For Getting Oral Cancer? 

Use the Oral Cancer Risk Calculator Tool from
The Siteman Cancer Center on this page.
It will help you determine if you do.

What Age Should I Start Doing
My Oral Cancer Checks? 

If you smoke or are old enough to have
engaged in sexual contact, you are old enough to
get oral cancer. Read more…

How Do I Do My Oral Cancer Checks? 

Your eyes and fingers can do the checking
and your dentist should do the same…

What Do I Look For? 

Oral cancer can affect the mouth,
tongue and lips. See what to look for…

What Does Oral Cancer Look Like?

Take a peak at the images on this page
to become familiar with what they look like.

How Can I Reduce My Risk
Of Getting Oral Cancer 

Regular dental check-ups and this
will help keep you on the right track.


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