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Oral cancer

Cancers that arise in any area of the mouth or oral cavity are referred to as oral cancer, sometimes called mouth cancer. This includes the neck, sinuses, hard and soft palates, lips, tongue, cheeks, and floor of the mouth.

Causes of oral cancer:

  • Family history
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Sharp teeth and ill-fitting dentures
  • Betel nuts and other form of chewing tobacco
  • Ageing

Signs and symptoms of oral cancer;

  • Difficulty in opening the mouth
  • Difficulty in tolerating spicy foods
  • whiteness of the lining of the oral cavity
  • A red or white patch in the oral cavity
  • Difficulty in protruding the tongue
    • Ulceration areas in the oral cavity

Prevention and control;

  • Avoid tobacco and alcoholic consumption
  • practices good oral hygiene
  • Eating healthy diet
  • visit Dentist, when any problem.

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