Posts from 2018-12-18

Potential Signs and Symptoms of HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer

Here at Nora Dental Associates, P.C. we perform oral cancer screenings at every single preventive visit.  If you are concerned about a symptom you are having contact us today for an appointment.  (317.575.2888) 

Potential Symptoms:

  • A sore, or soreness or irritation that doesn’t go away
  • Red or white patches, or pain, tenderness, or numbness in mouth or lips
  • Lumps, thickening tissues, rough spots, crusty or eroded areas
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving your jaw or tongue
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you close your mouth
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Feeling like something is caught in your throat for an extended period of time
  • Hoarseness, a change in voice
  • Persistent earaches
  • Pain when swallowing 
  • Unexplained weight loss 

Contact a medical professional if you’ve had any of these for 2 or more weeks.