Unfortunately, cancer is a disease that most people have been affected by, either directly or indirectly. Oral cancer, including cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, sinuses, and throat, can be life threatening if left undiagnosed or untreated. Men, especially over the age of fifty, are at the greatest risk for developing oral cancer. And those with a history of smoking, long-term and excessive alcohol consumption, a family history of cancer, or long-term sun exposure, are most at risk. However, approximately twenty-five percent of oral cancer sufferers are non-smokers and casual drinkers.
Thyroid cancer symptoms are not always easy to detect, which occasionally makes it hard to diagnose as well. However, all symptoms are not necessarily caused by thyroid cancer at all, but rather by a thyroid nodule. And thyroid nodules are not always cancerous--as a matter of fact, nearly all of them are benign and develop later in life. The following are some symptoms of thyroid cancer that can start as nodules and develop into something more serious.
Cancer is never a pleasant topic to consider, that’s for sure. But, when it comes to head and neck cancers, there are two encouraging factors to keep in mind: if caught early, they’re often curable, and they can be preventable with certain lifestyle changes.