How to Screen Yourself for Oral Cancer

Throughout the month of April, in recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, our doctors are reminding patients of the importance of screening for oral cancer. According to the Mouth Cancer Foundation, everyone 16 years old and older should do a quick oral cancer self-exam at least once a month. 

It only takes two minutes to screen yourself for oral cancer, and it could have a major impact on your overall health. More than 54,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, but as long as it’s detected and treated early, the survival rate is 80-90%

This video from Cleveland Clinic walks you through how to screen yourself for oral cancer at home.

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