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Smoking & Mouth Cancer

Date :20-Mar-2019

According to statistics, it says 6 out of 10 people suffering from cancer die due to excessive consumption of tobacco. Cigarettes and pipe tobacco are made from dried tobacco leaves. The smoke that releases from these cigarettes is a complex mixture of more than 7000 harmful chemicals among which 70 of them has proved to have carcinogenic elements.

One of the most common types of cancers caused by tobacco intake is mouth cancer. Mouth cancer or oral cancer can occur anywhere inside the mouth which includes the tongue, cheeks, lips, gums, the roof of the mouth, tonsils or in the salivary glands. Mouth cancer occurs when there is uncontrollable growth of cancerous cells in the mouth that grow rapidly and damage the surrounding tissues. In the first stage, these cancer cells form clusters which may look like a small lump and then they start spreading towards the head & the neck.

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What are the symptoms of mouth or oral cancer?

In case you are going through any of the below symptoms, immediately consult a healthcare professional.

  • Pain while chewing or swallowing.
  • Patches in the mouth.
  • Unexplained bleeding from the mouth.
  • A sore may occur in the lips and throat which stays for a prolonged period of time.
  • Lump in the neck or a growing mass anywhere in the mouth.
  • Sudden numbness.  


Some lesser known facts

Many people think that just by smoking tobacco one can have cancer. But it's not true. Mouth cancer can happen even if you chew tobacco. There are several smokeless tobacco products which contain an equal amount of cancerous elements in it. So basically, tobacco in any form is dangerous. Other factors that increase the chance of mouth cancer include: 

  • Chewing betel nuts
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Weak immunity system
  • Family history  


Treatment and diagnosis

Generally, mouth cancer is treated by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or nutrition therapy. Dr. Shiva Kumar the most renowned and experienced oral cancer surgeon in India offers all of the above-mentioned cancer treatments at a very affordable rate. With vast experience, he provides effective solutions to treat cancer completely especially for mouth cancer treatment in Bangalore.Mail us:
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