Oral Cancer Treatment

by Dr. O. Karnakova Here at Dr. Zak’s, an oral cancer screening is part of our comprehensive examination with every patient.  A visual screening is performed of the oral cavity in areas such as the tongue, floor of the mouth, buccal mucosa, throat, and including areas outside the mouth. A palpation of the head and neck is also conducted  to check for any irregularities in the lymph nodes or skin. The risk of cancer has a positive correlation between ethnicity, gender, and age. Patients who are alcoholics or tobacco users are at...

Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer by Dr. Sepi Fatahi DMD What are signs and symptoms? Signs and symptoms are both signals of injury, illness, disease – signals that something is not right in the body. A sign is a signal that can be seen by someone else – maybe a loved one, or a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional. For example, fever, fast breathing, and abnormal lung sounds heard through a stethoscope may be signs of pneumonia. A symptom is a signal that’s felt or noticed by the person who has it, but may not be easily seen by anyone else. For...