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This isn’t always a pleasant topic to talk about, but the last thing that Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber, Dr. Rochelle Akradi or any of the team at E. Morgan Scheiber & Associates in Plymouth, Massachusetts want to see is for one of our patients to develop oral cancer.

Like other cancers, there’s no way to completely prevent it. But generally, oral cancer can be cured. You can also take steps to lower your risk factors. If you have a family history of oral cancer, then you definitely want to take steps to do all you can to decrease risk factors.

We’re here to help with that as well. Let’s look at how to decrease risk factors, as well as early warning signs.

Risk factors
If you have a long family history of oral cancer, or even a recent one, that’s reason enough to work on decreasing risk factors. One of the best things you can do is to make sure you’re vigilant about your six-month checkups. Part of a standard cleaning is an oral cancer screening. Early signs are fairly obvious to trained professionals, but you’re also encouraged to share everything that may concern you.

The other way to decrease your risk is to practice great oral health. Avoiding any kind of gum infection, disease, or other problems greatly reduces your risk of oral cancer.

Early warning signs
Some of the most common early warning signs include lumps forming in your mouth, white-and-red speckled spots anywhere in your mouth, and a chronic sore throat. These are problems that shouldn’t ever be ignored.

We don’t want to see you suffer from oral cancer. Give us a call today at 508-746-4033 so we can make sure you having nothing to worry about.