DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The dental commuity is the first line of defense in fighting oral cancer.
What's in a kiss? Depending on its intensity, it could cause oral cancer. A spike in numbers reveals an epidemic in oral cancers, in fact, a five fold increase. The human papilloma virus, or HPV, is being blamed. Heavy kissing and oral sex can be common carriers of the virus.
Local dentist John T. Green, whose office is on Shroyer Road in the Patterson Park area of Dayton says, " Sexual contact consists of the compression of membranes and HPV can hide in membranes".
Dentists make routine inspections for oral cancer, that's why regular dental visits are critical. Green says visual inspections include the patient sticking out his or her tongue, looking at the posterior pharynx, or, the base of the tongue. Also, palpating, or hand inspection of the lymph nodes because some oral cancers show up in the neck. Finding oral cancer early can mean good cure rates.
Trotwood-Madison school officials prepare for snow with their football team headed to Massillon for the state championship game.
Waynesville rescue crews rescued nine people after a minivan slammed into a house.
Clayton police are investigating a possible OVI crash.
Firefighters evacuated the Northmont High School auditorium Wednesday night after smoke filled the auditorium.
A Winter Storm Watch will take effect late Thursday night through late Friday night for most of the area.