Tony Gwynn Dies of Oral Cancer
Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Fame baseball player, age 54, died of salivary gland cancer today. This guy was a great batter throughout his career with the San Diego Padres. Oral cancer has taken him away.
Jim Kelly, a Hall of Fame football quarterback, is being treated for a recurrence of oral cancer in his upper jaw. This has been receiving much attention in the past few weeks.
Get a Check-Up
An oral cancer check at the dentist can be helpful to diagnose this condition before the cancer spreads and becomes life threatening. According to a report about Jim Kelly on WIVB.com, symptoms to look for include ”ulcers or sores in the mouth that don’t heal, persistent bleeding, pain or numbness in the mouth, lumps on the tongue or gums are all signs of cancer.” So, don’t wait and have you dentist check out all of your mouth, not just your teeth and gums.