Oral Cancer Awareness Month – What am I looking for?

There are 100’s of lymph nodes in your neck. From time to time they may enlarge. This is often related to an infection, a cold, or a sore throat for example. If infection related, they will often be tender/sore, moveable, and will feel like a pea or blueberry. In contrast, if you find a hard lump like a small stone, first compare it to the other side. If it feels different from the other side, if it doesn’t move around, if it is not tender/sore, and persists for more than two weeks, have it checked by a dental or medical professional. Firm, doesn’t move about easily when pushed on, enlarged, painless, those are the red flags. A hard, fixed lump or a visible swelling that is often painless and persists for more than two weeks should always be checked by your dental professional.

Anchorage Project Access offers donated dental services for those in need. Call 907.743.6600 or visit https://anchorageprojectaccess.org/ to see if you qualify.

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Learn More about Oral Cancer:  https://checkyourmouth.org/wp/