12 Warning Signs And Symptoms Of Oral Cancer And How To Prevent It
February 20, 2018
Oral cancer (also called mouth cancer) refers to cancers that start in the oral cavity. The disease can affect the lips, gums, tongue, inner lining of the cheeks, roof of the mouth (palate), floor of the mouth, and pharynx (throat). It’s estimated that about 50.000 Americans were affected by the disease in 2017.
The major risk factor known to cause oral cancer is smoking and other uses of tobacco. The disease has high chances of being cured if detected early. Treatment of oral cancer is much the same as that used for other types of head and neck cancers and may involve surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.