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The detection of oral cancer is essential in its treatment, as the sooner it is found, the greater the chance for recovery is. In the United States alone, there are over 40,000 new cases of oral cancer detected every year. Do your part and visit our office as soon as you can to set up a time to visit us for your screening.

Even though oral cancer screenings are an essential part of recovery, it’s always a good idea to do self-examinations on a weekly basis. Being aware of the potential signs and symptoms could lead to an early discovery and quicker treatment. When seeking out visual clues, take notice of any irregular bumps or lumps in your face, or lesions, cuts, and wounds that do not readily heal or those that linger for two weeks or longer.

If you are constituently afflicted with a sore throat, or struggle with eating, chewing, or speaking, oral cancer may be to blame. Other symptoms include drastic weight loss for no reason, or constantly having the feeling like something is stuck in the back of your throat. Protecting yourself depends upon acting quickly to treat the disease as soon as it is found, so don’t delay in coming in for an oral cancer screening.

If you require an oral cancer screening, please call Dr. Jim Kelly Dentistry so we can get you in to see Dr. Jim Kelly and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and we can be reached at 602-954-1901. We would be glad to take care of any oral health care needs you may have.