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Oral cancer

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Symptoms

Unhealed mouth ulcer

swelling in mouth

pain or difficulty while swallowing

unintentional weight loss

 

 

 

 

 

Affected areas

Tongue

Lips

palate

floor of mouth

Gums

Inner cheek

 

 

 

Causes

Smoking

Tobacco chewing

Ignored dental problem

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diagnosis

Visit dentist in case of sign of mouth cancer. If cancer diagnosed referred to oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. Biopsy and Imaging tests such as MRI,CT scan and PET scan are performed.

Treatment

Surgery

Affected area removed by an operation

 

Radiotherapy

Cancer cells killed via radiations

 

Chemotherapy

Anticancer medicines used to kill cancer cells

 

Preventions

Avoid Tobacco chewing

Avoid Smoking

Don't ignore any pathology in mouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently asked questions

Q 1. Can it happen to those who don't consume tobacco?

Ans. Yes it can occur due to other pathologies and genetic factors.

 

Q 2. how much time will it take to get cured?

Ans. It depends upon various factors. No specific time period.

 

Q3.Is mouth cancer treatment possible without surgery?

Ans Yes in many cases, treatment done with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

 

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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