Oral cancer is a multi-factorial disease that has its occurrence estimated more than 300,000 cases per year worldwide.Because of its information and prevention, it has a high mortality rate. Oral cancer is a highly prevalent problem in India. Despite its prevalence, very few people are aware of this condition. In fact, up to 10% claim that they have not heard of mouth cancer. The lack of awareness about this condition leads to the late detection of the disease. And as a consequence, the survival rate for oral cancer remains very low. Here at Dentist-Multispeciality Clinic, Sector 46, Noida we strive to educate you on the things that you need to know about oral cancer and how you can prevent it.
- White and/or red patches in the oral tissues,
- Black discolouration of oral tissues,
- Ulcers and nodules
And so, as a fundamental step in oral cancer prevention we can adopt the following measures:
- Stop tobacco use.
- Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol.
- Maintain good oral hygiene.
- Have a diversified diet, with lots of vegetables and fruits (preferably organic).
- And visit the dentist at least once a year
But the most important factor in preventing deaths is, the early detection of the disease. The relationship between the diagnosis of the disease on its early stages and its cure is very well documented. An essential step for early detection of the oral cancer is the Self Examination. The Self-Exam includes an Extra-Oral phase: when structures of the head and neck are palpated and visually inspected in search for signs that the body is battling some sort of threat. And an Intra-oral phase: When through palpation and visual inspection, we search for atypical development of tissues that are related to the pre-cancerous lesions.