Oral cancer or mouth cancer is type of head and neck cancer, which is often treated similar to other types of head and neck cancers. It can occur anywhere in the mouth like, tongue, lips, cheek, gums, salivary gland, in the roof and floor of the mouth and in the tonsils.
Oral cancer happens when there is an uncontrollable growth of cells in the mouth that invade and cause damage to the surrounding tissue. These accumulated cancer cells forms tumor in the mouth, which may spread to other parts of the head and neck.
During the early stages of oral cancer, there will be no symptoms. The most common symptoms of oral cancer include:
According to the studies, men are twice more likely to develop oral cancer than women. It more commonly occurs in men who are over the age of 50. The following are most common risk factors for the development of oral cancer:
If you find any lumps or growth in your mouth, your doctor may perform the following tests:
The treatment of Oral Cancer varies depending upon the size, stage and location of the cancer found during the diagnosis. The following are some of the common treatment options for mouth cancer:
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