A thorough review of your oral health history, as well as your overall health history, which includes questions that help assess your level of risk for mouth cancer
A visual inspection of all the areas of your mouth and throat in an effort to locate any abnormalities, such as sores and red or white patches; this inspection includes the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth, and far-back section of your tongue
A check for suspicious lumps by palpating your mouth, jaw, and neck
Though most sores (one of the primary signs of oral cancer) are noncancerous, the screening alone can’t determine this. If an abnormality is found, Dr. Ostovar may perform a biopsy (remove some cells for testing) or refer you to a mouth cancer specialist.
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📝Address: 7546 NE Shaleen St, Hillsboro, OR 97124
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