What's My Symptom: The Mouth Cancer Quiz
What are mouth cancer symptoms, and what are the treatments associated with them? Find out with this quiz.
Question 1 of 20
How many new cases of oral cancer were diagnosed in 2010?
... According to the American Cancer Society, 36,540 new cases of oral cancer were diagnosed in 2010.
Question 2 of 20
What is the percentage of oral cancers that begin in the lining of the mouth?
... The vast majority of oral cancer cases originate in the soft tissue lining the inside of the mouth.
Question 3 of 20
Who runs a higher risk of contracting oral cancer?
... According to the American Cancer Society, men are twice as likely to develop oral cancer.
Question 4 of 20
Which of the following is NOT considered part of the oral cavity?
... The teeth, jaw, tongue, as well as gums, cheek lining, the mouth floor and hard and soft palette of the mouth make up the oral cavity.
Question 5 of 20
What age group is most susceptible to oral cancer?
... More than half of all oral cancers are diagnosed in people older than 62, says the American Cancer Society .
Question 6 of 20
Which of the following is NOT considered a risk factor for oral cancer?
... Tobacco and alcohol use are clearly identified as risk factors, while a diet consisting of fruits and vegetables can help stave off the disease.
Question 7 of 20
Which of the following procedures can be used to treat oral cancer?
... Depending on how advanced the cancer is, any of these three procedures may be considered.
Question 8 of 20
If a patient who smokes and drinks is diagnosed with oral cancer, what is the first thing he or she should do?
... Given the risk factor that alcohol and tobacco present, a cancer patient should cease using both immediately.
Question 9 of 20
In terms of oral cancer risk, what is the safest tobacco product?
... Tobacco is a well-known carcinogen, and no tobacco product can be considered "safe."
Question 10 of 20
What percentage of oral cancer cases can be directly attributed to tobacco use?
... The American Cancer Society contends that more than 90 percent of all mouth cancer cases are related to tobacco use.
Question 11 of 20
Which of the following is NOT considered an indication of a possible cancerous condition?
... Loose teeth, persistent painful swallowing, abnormal bleeding, as well as discoloration and unusual lumps can be warning signs of cancer.
Question 12 of 20
If you suspect a condition might indicate oral cancer, when should you contact your doctor or dentist?
... Some minor infections can have the same characteristics as cancer symptoms. If they don't heal in a week or so, contact your medical professional.
Question 13 of 20
If you've been diagnosed with mouth cancer, what procedures might be recommended to see if the cancer has spread?
... Medical professionals will typically employ any (or all) of these procedures until they're certain of just how advanced the cancer is.
Question 14 of 20
Which of the following is NOT typically a member of a cancer medical team?
... While Pilates instructors can be beneficial to overall health, they have no immediate role in mouth cancer treatment.
Question 15 of 20
What is the most common medical approach to oral cancer?
... While chemotherapy and radiation treatments may be necessary, surgery is almost always required to remove the cancerous tissue.
Question 16 of 20
What is the role of the plastic surgeon in an oral cancer case?
... Depending on how advanced a cancer is, the loss of tissue and facial structure can be significant.
Question 17 of 20
Why is it advisable to have speech therapy following oral cancer surgery?
... The discipline of speech therapy includes not only speaking, but also breathing and swallowing correctly.
Question 18 of 20
Why are dental implants often considered during oral cancer cases?
... Dental implants, as well as bone and tissue grafts, are often used to replace tissue damaged by the cancer and/or surgery.
Question 19 of 20
Which of the following major league sports is best known for chewing tobacco use?
... Due to both long-standing tradition, and long stretches of inactivity, baseball has become synonymous with chewing tobacco.
Question 20 of 20
How much higher are the odds of a mouth cancer survivor developing a second occurrence?
... The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that oral cancer survivors are at a risk of up to 20 times higher of developing another case.
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