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Oral Cancer Screening 2017

We were thankful that so many people took the time to stop by our Oral Cancer Check – presented by Sirius Benefit Plans, on April 29, 2017. A total of 103 people were screened.  One went to immediate biopsy and follow-up this morning and 7 are scheduled for possible biopsy and/or follow-up this week and 1 referral to their GP.

These numbers tell us that we have more work ahead, as we continue to raise awareness about Oral Cancers.

When in doubt, get checked out?  

  • A sore on the lip or in the mouth that does not heal.
  • A small ulcer which looks like a common canker sore.
  • A white or red patch on the gums, tongue or lining of the mouth.
  • Unusual bleeding,  pain or numbness in the  mouth.
  • A sore throat that does not go away, or a feeling that something is caught in the throat.
  • Difficulty or pain with chewing or swallowing.
  • Swelling of the jaw that causes dentures to fit poorly or become uncomfortable.
  • A change in the voice and/or pain in the ear.

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