This one-page handout uses text and photographs to educate people about oral cancer, and the importance of early detection and prevention. It explains that alcohol and tobacco use and exposure to the human papilloma virus (HPV) are common factors influencing oral cancer development. It describes oral cancer symptoms and lists its early signs, clarifying that it can go unnoticed until it has metastasized to another part of the body. The document recommends seeing a dentist for a routine oral exam, which includes oral cancer screening.
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