Cancer of the Mouth and Throat (cont.)
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Mouth and Throat Cancer Prevention
The best way to prevent head and neck cancer is to avoid the risk factors.
The patient should ask his or her dentist or primary care professional to check their oral cavity and pharynx regularly to look for precancerous lesions and other abnormalities. The patient should report any symptoms such as persistent pain, hoarseness, bleeding, or difficulty swallowing.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014
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