“Most people don’t realize how simple it is to check for oral cancer. Just ask your doctor or dentist to perform a routine check.”
Director Family Institute of Westchester
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.
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