Four-letter Word for Mouth Cancer Diagnosis

Four-letter Word for Mouth Cancer Diagnosis

We’ve written in the past how early detection is the key to treating oral cancer. Here’s something we’ve stumbled upon from a letter to the editor of the British Dental Journal —a simple “RULE” for suspecting oral cancer:

  • Red and/or white lesion
  • Ulcer
  • Lump
  • Exceeding three weeks duration.

Of course it is still important to regularly visit your dentist. A screening for oral cancer should be performed as a part of every checkup.