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Oral Cancer – know your treatment options

Oral cancer, also called mouth cancer, forms in the oral cavity, which includes all parts of your mouth that you can see if you open wide and look in the mirror. Your lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, roof or floor of the mouth. Oral cancer forms when cells on the lips or in the mouth mutate.Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the back of the throat.

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Oral Cancer – know your treatment options

Oral cancer, also called mouth cancer, forms in the oral cavity, which includes all parts of your mouth that you can see if you open wide and look in the mirror. Your lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, roof or floor of the mouth. Oral cancer forms when cells on the lips or in the mouth mutate.Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the back of the throat.

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Condition

Causes

Symptoms

Specialists

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Condition

first condition

What is Oral Cancer?

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, is where a tumour develops in a part of the mouth. It may be on the surface of the tongue, the inside of the cheeks, the roof of the mouth (palate), the lips or gums.view more

How to diagnose Oral Cancer? When to consult a doctor?

Diagnosed if the patient presents with following signs: 1) A lip or mouth sore that doesn`t heal. 2) A white or reddish patch on the inside of your mouth. 3) Loose teeth. 4) A growth or lump inside your mouth.

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second condition

Condition

Condition one

What is Oral Cancer?

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, is where a tumour develops in a part of the mouth. It may be on the surface of the tongue, the inside of the cheeks, the roof of the mouth (palate), the lips or gums.

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Condition two

How to diagnose Oral Cancer? When to consult a doctor?

Diagnosed if the patient presents with following signs: 1) A lip or mouth sore that doesn`t heal. 2) A white or reddish patch on the inside of your mouth. 3) Loose teeth. 4) A growth or lump inside your mouth.

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Causes

  • Heavy alcohol use
  • A weakened immune system
  • Tobacco use of any kind

Symptoms

  • mouth ulcers that are painful and do not heal within several weeks
  • unexplained, persistent lumps in the mouth or the neck that do not go away
  • unexplained loose teeth or sockets that do not heal after extractions
  • unexplained, persistent numbness or an odd feeling on the lip or tongue
  • sometimes, white or red patches on the lining of the mouth or tongue These can be early signs of cancer, so they should also be checked
  • changes in speech, such as a lisping

Causes

  • Heavy alcohol use
  • A weakened immune system
  • Tobacco use of any kind

Symptoms

  • mouth ulcers that are painful and do not heal within several weeks
  • unexplained, persistent lumps in the mouth or the neck that do not go away
  • unexplained loose teeth or sockets that do not heal after extractions
  • unexplained, persistent numbness or an odd feeling on the lip or tongue
  • sometimes, white or red patches on the lining of the mouth or tongue These can be early signs of cancer, so they should also be checked
  • changes in speech, such as a lisping

When to go for surgery? What would be the complication if not operated?

If the cancer has not spread beyond the mouth or the part of your throat at the back of your mouth (oropharynx) a complete cure may be possible using surgery alone. If the cancer is large or has spread to your neck, a combination of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy may be needed.Several types of operations can be done to treat oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers, depending on where the cancer is located and its stage.

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Dr Prassana Venkatesh

M.B.B.S , M.S (Surgery)

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M.B.B.S ,M.S (Surgery)

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MBBS, MS - General Surgery

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Is it covered under insurance?

Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Health insurances cover the cost of oral cancer treatment. The limit on claim amount depends on your policy. Cashless or reimbursement depends on your policy, TPA and affiliations of the hospital with the insurance company.

How is the recovery after surgery?

Most people are able to return to work and other activities around 7 to 10 days after oral cancer. Full recovery may take 2 to 4 weeks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most people can go home within several days after surgery for oral cancer. It will most likely take you a few weeks to feel better.

Radiation therapy is most often used after surgery to destroy any cancer cells that may remain in the oral cavity.

No, it`s not painful.

Warning signs of a distant recurrence tend to involve a different body part from the original cancer site.