Oral Cancer

What is Oral?Cancer?
Oral cancer is abnormal growth of cells in any part of mouth or oral cavity.
Oral cavity includes:
Lips
Inside of mouth
Gums Teeth and Tongue

Risk Factors
•    Smoking Tobacco - cigarette, cigar, pipe Smokeless Tobacco - chewing, snuff Excessive Alcohol consumption Mouth irritation - sharp teeth or dentures.
•    Sun exposure or Radiation
•    Poor nutrition or Reduced Immunity
•    Viral Infection (Human Papilloma Virus)

Can screening detect early cancer?
Yes. There is a pre cancer stage. It can be detected by self-examination of mouth or routine dental examination

•    White or Red patch
•    Sore in the mouth that bleeds or does not heal
Lump or thickening Feeling of Roughness or Stiffness inside mouth late symptoms of oral cancer
•    Difficulty in chewing and swallow
•    Pain and Loosening of teeth
•    Numbness or persistent bad breath
•    Weight loss

Treatment
             
•    Surgery
•    Radiation Therapy
•    Chemotherapy