Regular Screening to Recognize the Symptoms of Oral Cancer
Oral cancer takes sixth place among most common cancers worldwide. Yes, it kills the patient every hour of everyday from mouth cancer. It is very essential to be aware of signs and symptoms of oral cancer as it is painless in the early stages but if it is not diagnosed, it spreads constantly and falls into chronic stage. This article can help you to be aware of oral cancer.
What is oral cancer?
Oral cancer is a kind of cancer that can happen in any part of the oral cavity including tongue’s surface, inside the cheek, in the lips, in the gums, in roof and floor of the mouth and even the salivary glands too. Most probably, all oral cancers begin in the squamous cells thus called as squamous cell carcinomas.
How oral cancer affects?
Oral cancer in early stages is painless and simply unpleasant but if left untreated it constantly mouth discomfort and severe pain. One may experience the following issues in later stages.
- Problems with swallowing and chewing
- Numbness or weakness in your mouth, face or neck
- Frequent bleeding in the mouth during hard bites
- Discomfort and pain in your throat, jaws and ears
- Some changes and hoarseness in the voice
- Loosening teeth for no reason
- Sore that cannot heal
- Pain in the neck
What can you do in preventing oral cancer?
This is how one can take an active role in preventing oral cancer in early stages.
- Always brush and floss your teeth properly as an unhealthy mouth reduces immune system and lowers your body’s ability to fight against some potential cancers.
- Make a strong decision to quit smoking and using tobacco containing products.
- Consume alcohol in moderation.
- Add cancer-fighting foods in your well-balanced diet.
- Limit your exposure to certain chemicals and also even sun as it is the main risk factor for causing oral cancers.
Treatment options for oral cancer:
Once you are diagnosed with oral cancer, it is treated with multidisciplinary ways involving radiation therapy, surgery or chemotherapy. Patient must also get the appropriate diet plan from a nutritionist during and after the treatment. Everyone should be aware of maintaining good oral health to prevent these kinds of oral diseases.
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