What is oral cancer? It’s the abnormal cell growth in the lips, tongue, mouth or throat. In Canada in 2003, about 3100 new cases of oral cancers were found, with almost 1100 resulting deaths. Those who are over 45 are most at risk. Fortunately, if oral cancer is caught early enough, it can be successfully treated.
As your dentist, Dr. Hwang has the expertise and training to detect early signs of oral cancer and can help you to understand your risks.