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Oral Cancer - known as oral cancer is a cancer that starts in any part of the oral cavity or oropharynx. As esophageal cancers, oral cancers begin in the flat cells or squamous cells that cover the mouth and tongue inside and lips.
- Oral cancer is difficult to detect, it is best to consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms: difficulty chewing, bad breath, node sore throat or mouth sores that do not heal the contrary grow, voice alteration, thickening of the cheek.
Although it is unknown the exact cause of mouth cancer, there is one thing that researchers everywhere seem to agree - the link between tobacco and cancer of the mouth. Avoiding tobacco products decrease the risk of lung cancer, but also reduce the risk of developing mouth cancer.
Treatment of oral cancer depends on tumor size and stage of cancer development. Treatment for cancer of the mouth is dependent upon the type, location and stage of the cancer, as well as the patient's age and overall health. Common treatments for treating oral cancer include any combination of the following: chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical removal of oral cancer.