Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer, is the second most common type of cancer in India and is extremely fatal. It can occur in any part of the mouth – lips, insides of cheeks, gums, tonsils, tongue etc. Studies have shown that people aged more than 40 years, specially men, have a higher chance of suffering from Oral cancer.
It is common knowledge that smoking is a major risk factor when it comes to oral cancer, but oncologists believe that excessive consumption of alcohol can also give rise to oral cancer. Other risk factors include exorbitant consumption of red meat, fried foods and processed meat,exposure to chemicals like asbetos, sulfuric acid and formaldehyde.
It is extremely difficult to detect this form of cancer in its early stages as there are barely any major symptoms. Some of the symptoms that start showing in later stages are :
- Pain while swallowing
- Continuous mouth ulcers and sores that don’t heal
- Swelling persisting over 3 weeks
- Losing teeth without any cause
- Jaw pain
- Sore throat
If you’ve been facing any of these symptoms, or have sufficient reason to believe that you might be a victim to oral cancer, head over to Park hospital, one of the best oncology hospitals in India and have yourself diagnosed by the best oncologists in Delhi/NCR.
In order to detect mouth cancer, oncologists mainly conduct a variety of tests including endoscopy, X-rays, CT scans, Biopsy etc. Oncologists in India believe that early detection gives the patient a fair chance at survival.
The forms of treatment have divorced with massive improvement in cancer care in India. Treatment mainly depends on the location and stage of cancer varying from surgically removing the tumor, radiation therapy where beams of high-energy-X rays are used to damage the DNA inside the tumor cells, chemotherapy and targeted drug therapy.
Park hospitals prides itself on its spectacular cancer treatment all of Delhi NCR, including Panipat. Cancer is a deadly disease, but it’s not incurable, and your health deserves the best cancer treatment and care in India.