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Treatment options and treatment success rates for oral and pharyngeal cancers significantly improve with early detection and diagnosis. This is why every dental checkup at Knollwood Dental Group’s dental offices include a basic oral cancer screening.

If you have a concern or experience symptoms between your routine dental checkups you should not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Donald Brown III at his office in Mobile, Alabama. Early detection can significantly improve your chances for treatment success.

Initial symptoms of a developing oral cancer could include a lingering pain in your mouth, as well as swelling, or a lump in your cheek, or gums. You should also be concerned if you notice red or white areas on your gums, tongue, or tonsils.

Many times pharyngeal cancer symptoms start out with a persistent sore throat or a feeling like something is stuck at the back of your throat. This could also include discomfort when swallowing.

Some people struggling with the early stages of these cancers will also experience flu-like symptoms. This can include respiratory distress, a low grade fever, inflammation, body aches, and joint pains.

If you live in the Mobile, Alabama, area, and you’ve been experiencing symptoms of oral or pharyngeal cancer, you should call 251-666-3982 to schedule a checkup and screening at Knollwood Dental Group.