These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, some tissue around the teeth, tongue, face and or neck. Pain does not always occur with pathology, and curiously, is not often associated with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial and or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer.
We would recommend performing an oral cancer self exam monthly and remember your mouth is one of your bodies most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. Please contact so we can help.
Our oral pathology practice includes screening for oral cancer and, if necessary, biopsies. Samples are sent to a lab to confirm results. Once the results have come back, we will consult with the patient and discuss the treatment options available. Finally, follow-up appointments are scheduled to discuss options. Our professional staff will refer the patient to the appropriate center for definitive care.