Oral Cancer Facts
•Approximately 1,50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancers every year in the INDIA according to the Indian Cancer Society.
•Many who do survive suffer long-term problems, such as severe facial disfigurement or difficulties with eating and speaking.
Decrease your risk:
•Quit all tobacco use. Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and chewing tobacco can cause cancers anywhere in the mouth or throat, as well as cancers in other parts of the body.
•Reduce alcohol consumption.
Early detection is key:
Oral cancer’s high death rates are not because it is difficult to diagnose, but because it’s typically discovered late in its development. Visit your dentist near on a regular basis (we recommend every six months) to be screened for oral cancer symptoms.
Oral Cancer Symptoms:
•A lump in the mouth or throat or on the lip
•A white or red patch on the gums, tongue, or the lining of the mouth
•Bleeding, pain, or numbness in the mouth
•A sore throat that does not go away
•Difficulty or pain when chewing or swallowing
•Swelling of the jaw
•Hoarseness in the voice