Oral Cancer Treatment India

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Oral cancer is the most common cancer among Indian men.

What are oral cancers?

Cancers developing within the oral cavity. It includes lips, tongue, gums, cheeks, upper and lower jaw bones, roof and floor of the mouth .

Risk factors associated with oral cancers:

  • Tobacco- consumption of pan, pan masala, gutka, masheri, smoking of beedi, cigarettes is a leading cause .
  • Alcohol – consumption of alcohol increases the risk of oral cancer.
  • Chronic irritation of gums and cheek by ill fitting dentures or sharp teeth is a risk factor.
  • Poor oral hygiene :Tooth decay, gum disease & not brushing teeth regularly can increase the risk of oral cancer.
  • Lack of proper nutrition and diet low in fruits and vegetables: linked with an increased risk of cancers of the oral cavity.
  • Infection with certain high risk HPV types(16,18) increases the risk of oral cancer, especially in younger people.
  • Exposure to sunlight’s UV rays may cause lip cancer

Warning signs :

  • Non healing ulcer within the oral cavity for more than 2-3 weeks.
  • White or red patch inside the mouth.
  • Lump in the neck or mouth.
  • Difficulty in chewing, speaking, swallowing or moving the tongue.
  • Hoarseness of voice.
  • Unexplained bleeding from the mouth.

How do diagnose oral cancers?

  • Oral examination by a trained oncologist is the first step
  • A punch biopsy from the suspected area along with a CT or MRI will help in the diagnosis

Treatment for Oral Cancer:

  • Surgery i.e removal of the tumor with or without plastic surgery
  • LASER or Robotic surgery can be done in selected cases
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy, Targeted therapy & Immunotherapy

Early Detection of Oral Cancer:

  • Regular oral self examination can help to pick up precancerous lesions as well as potential signs of cancer early
  • Regular dental check ups
  • Early detection of cancer can improve the cure rates and survival

How can we prevent oral cancer ?

  • Stop tobacco and tobacco products
  • Stop alcohol
  • Good nutrition- plenty of fresh fruits & vegetable
  • Oral hygiene
  • Regular dental check ups

Heal Onco Care is dedicated to promoting awareness, early detection, and effective treatment of oral cancers. By sharing this comprehensive guide, we aim to empower individuals to take charge of their oral health and make informed decisions regarding prevention, early screening, and treatment options. Remember, together, we can fight oral cancers and ensure a brighter, healthier future for all. Stay informed, spread awareness, and let’s heals oral cancer.