Saturday, 10 November 2012

Oral Cancer


Oral cancer can form in any part of the mouth or throat. Most oral cancers begin in the tongue and in the floor of the mouth. Anyone can get oral cancer, but the risk is higher if you are male, over age 40, use tobacco or alcohol or have a history of head or neck cancer. Frequent sun exposure is also a risk for lip cancer.
Symptoms of oral cancer include
  • White or red patches in your mouth
  • A mouth sore that won't heal
  • Bleeding in your mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • Problems or pain with swallowing
  • A lump in your neck
  • An earache
Oral cancer treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Some patients have a combination of treatments.
NIH: National Cancer Institute

4 comments:

  1. Tongue and in the floor of the mouth. Anyone can get oral cancer, http://www.trimnutrition.com

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  2. Early detection is the key for best survival. Make sure you get regular dental care including a full head and neck examination preferably with a velscope.

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  3. Oral cancer can be successfully treated if caught at an early stage. Regular Oral screening in North Vancouver by periodontist at Implant Perio Centre in Northshore is very important, particularly if you fall within high risk groups: heavy smoker and/or heavy drinker.

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  4. Mouth cancer can affect any part of the mouth, including the tongue and lips. The most common symptoms are having a sore or ulcer for more than three weeks.
    Hyattsville Dentist

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