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Larry Hagman Died

November 28, 2012 by  

Larry Hagman Died, Prevention is the best cure, and if people would respect those regular oral cancer screenings, this would save the planet tens of thousands of deaths annually. On Friday, Larry Hagman, a prominent actor died of tongue cancer. He has been diagnosed with the disease in October 2011.

November is the Mouth Cancer Action Month, and hundreds of healthcare professionals focus now on educating patients about the importance of catching such a deadly disease in its early stages.

Oral cancer does not select among patients and in the past few years several important names have been touched by the disease. Just to name a few, there was Michael Douglas, the former cricketer from England Geoffrey Boycott, and Dany Baker, a BBC radio presenter.

The main risk factors which are closely linked with oral cancer include:

-excessive alcohol consumption

-smoking

-a very poor diet

-infection with the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) which is very often transmitted through oral intimacy

Patients should also be aware about the early sings and symptoms of oral cancer:

-ulcers within the mouth which do not heal within 2 weeks

-white and red patches on the mouth tissues (roof of the mouth, under the tongue, on the inside of the lips, etc.)

-swelling and lumps which look unusual and which do not heal in 2 to 3 weeks

Dr Nigel Carter who is the Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation really hopes that the last death of a prominent individual, caused by oral cancer will truly help raising the awareness even more.

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