Responses of Oral Cancer Patients To Early Signs And Symptoms
None thought it could happen to them.
This was what most oral cancer patients expressed in a survey by the British Dental Journal, which seeks to explore the responses of oral cancer patients to the early signs and symptoms of the disease.
While the respondents know that alcohol and smoking increase the risk of developing oral cancer, this survey showed that nobody from the group suspected that the symptoms they were experiencing were already associated with the disease.
The BDJ study highlights the importance of awareness of the threat of oral cancer—that people of all ages should understand that anyone be affected by the disease.
The Dentists of Corinna Dental Group perform an Oral Cancer screening on all patients every time they come in for a checkup.