Cancer can be described as the sudden, unmanageable growth of cells that attack and cause harm to the surrounding tissue. Oral cancer shows up as a sore or growth in the mouth that doesn’t heal on its own. Oral cancer, which includes tumours of the lips, cheeks, tongue, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat), can be hazardous if not found and treated early.
Oral cancer is among the top three types of cancers in India. In India, oral cancer which accounts for about 30% of all types of cancer. Over 5 people in India die every hour everyday because of oral cancer.
Although, it has been seen that over 25% of patients with oral cancer are non-smokers and drink only occasionally.
Oral cancer is treated the same way as other possible cancers. Surgery is performed to remove the cancerous cells, which may be followed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.