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Oral cancer Information
Oral cancer Information

Oral cancer is cancer that develops on the tissues of the mouth cavity surface such as tongue, buccal mucosa and gingiva.

Oral cancer
Oral cancer symptoms
Oral cancer
  • Appearance of granular or cauliflower-like neoplasms on oral and maxillofacial parts
  • Unexplained pain in the tongue, cheeks, teeth, etc.
  • Oral or facial ulcers not healing after two weeks
  • Unexplained white or red plaques and invasive masses on oral mucosa
Oral cancer risk factors
Oral cancer risk factors
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Excessive consumption of red meat, processed food and deep-fried food
  • Eating too little vegetables and fruit
  • Poor oral hygiene
Oral cancer
  • Palpation
  • Fluorescence dye examination
  • Pathological biopsy examination
  • Computerized tomography
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance scanning

Surgical excision, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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