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To prevent oral cancer:
Don't smoke or use any tobacco products and drink alcohol in moderation (and refrain from binge drinking).
Eat a well-balanced diet.
Limit your exposure to the sun. Repeated exposure increases the risk of cancer on the lip, especially the lower lip. When in the sun, use UV-A/B-blocking sun-protective lotions on your skin, as well as your lips.
You can take an active role in detecting oral cancer early, should it occur, by doing the following:

Conduct a self-exam at least once a month. Using a bright light and a mirror, look and feel your lips and the front of your gums. Tilt your head back and look at and feel the roof of your mouth. Pull your checks out to view the inside of your mouth, the lining of your cheeks, and the back gums. Pull out your tongue and look at all surfaces; examine the floor of your mouth. Look at the back of your throat. Feel for lumps or enlarged lymph nodes in both sides of your neck and under your lower jaw. Call your dentist's office immediately if you notice any changes in the appearance of your mouth or any of the signs and symptoms mentioned above.
See your dentist on a regular schedule. Even though you may be conducting frequent self-exams, sometimes dangerous spots or sores in the mouth can be very tiny and difficult to see on your own. The American Cancer Society recommends oral cancer screening exams every 3 years for persons over age 20 and annually for those over age 40. During your next dental appointment, ask your dentist to perform an oral exam. Early detection can improve the chance of successful treatment.

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How Is Oral Cancer Diagnosed?
As part of your routine dental exam, your dentist will conduct an oral cancer screening exam. More specifically, your dentist will feel for any lumps or irregular tissue changes in your neck, head, face, and oral cavity. When examining your mouth, your dentist will look for any sores or discolored tissue as well as check for any signs and symptoms mentioned above.

A biopsy may be needed to determine the makeup of a suspicious-looking area. There are different types of biopsies and your doctor can determine which one is best. Many doctors don’t use brush biopsies because while they're very easy, they still need a scalpel biopsy to confirm the results of the brush biopsy are positive. Also, there are different types of scalpel biopsies, incisional and excisional, depending on whether only a piece or the whole area is needed to determine what the nature of the problem is. Some doctors perform these biopsies with lasers.

How Is Oral Cancer Treated?
Oral cancer is treated the same way many other cancers are treated -- with surgery to remove the cancerous growth, followed by radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy (drug treatments) to destroy any remaining cancer cells.

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Cancer, occurring inside the mouth, is called Oral Cancer or Mouth cancer, or Oral cavity cancer. It arises when there is an uncontrolled growth or sore patch that does not go away when treated normally. Oral Cancer is also referred to as Oral carcinoma, in which carcinoma stands for cancer. Oral cancer, including the cancer of lips, tongue, upper throat, cheeks, gums, the floor of the mouth, etc., can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early on time.

Oral cancer is one of the many known cancers and is grouped with head and neck cancers. They are often treated similarly as well. Oral cancers are most likely to be diagnosed or discovered after spreading to lymph nodes of the neck. The crucial thing to survive Oral Cancer is to detect cancer in its earlier stage.

Oral cancer is particularly dangerous because it can grow without causing any Pain to the carrier and it also has a high risk of producing primary tumors for consecutive times, which means the patients who have already been diagnosed, treated, and survived the first encounter are more likely to have a second encounter. The risk factor can last from 5 to 10 years after the treatment of Oral Cancer. To know more.


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