Dr. Manny: Jim Kelly’s Toughest Game: Fighting Oral Cancer

If you have diabetes, practice good oral health habits to lower your risk of developing complications. Both go hand-in-hand so follow good healthy practices every day.
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Oral cancers are any cancers occurring in the oral cavity, which starts in your throat and extends all the way to your lips. The sad part about this disease is that oral cancers are typically not identified early, which severely reduces survival rates. The early signs of oral cancer are often missed because lesions are small, painless and often not irritating especially in tongue cancers or cancers of the gums. But, as the cancer grows, these lesions become ulcerated, causing burning and severe tenderness in the affected areas. Because of the vascular nature of the mouth and throat, many of these cancers tend to metastasize, making matters much worse.
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Although the burden of oral diseases is decreasing in developed countries, gum complications are becoming more common, especially in older people. As part of its commitment to improve oral hygeine in Nigeria, Unilever, in conjunction with Nigeria Dental Association and FDI World Dental TMJ Treatments Federation, commenced an oral health campaign tagged Brush Day & Night School Programme, targeted at school children in Lagos. Over the next three years, Unilever, makers of Close-Up Toothpaste is targetting 10 million Nigerian children to be taught the proper way of brushing their teeth. Oral hygiene campaign The activity, earmarked for this years World Oral Health Day with the theme, Celebrating Healthy Smiles, involved pupils from five schools in Lagos State who were engaged in the oral hygiene campaign.
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