Oral cavity cancers start from the tissues of the mouth and throat. Oral cancers are usually discovered at a later stage if proper attention is not given to the symptoms. The doctor, according to the severity of cancer, prescribes the appropriate treatment.
Types of oral cavity cancers are lips, tongue, the floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, gums and inner lining of the cheek.
After closely examining the back of the throat, floor and roof of the mouth, tongue, cheeks and lymph nodes, the doctor may perform one or two other tests as follows –
All the tests are performed to determine to what extent cancer has travelled.
Here are symptoms to identify the oral cavity cancers –