Inner cheek cancer (also called buccal mucosa cancer) is a type of head and neck cancer that begins when the cells that make up the inner cheek grow out of control and form lesions or tumors. Buccal mucosa is another name for the inside lining of the cheeks.

These cancers usually occur in the thin, flat cells called squamous cells that line the buccal mucosa and other parts of the mouth.

Using tobacco products and regularly drinking too much alcohol can increase your chances for developing cancer in the inner cheek. Dentists are typically the first to notice signs of inner cheek cancer, often during a routine dental exam.

Signs of inner cheek cancer may include the following:

· White, red, or dark patches in the mouth

· A lump in your mouth

· Mouth pain or numbness

· Soreness or a feeling that something is caught in your throat

· Difficulty in moving jaw

· Severe ear pain

· Hoarseness

· Loose teeth or pain around your teeth

· Dentures that no longer fit

· Jaw pain or swelling.

If you notice any of these symptoms reach out to a Doctor in no delay. Do not Self-medicate

The goals of the treatment of inner cheek cancer are to:

· Cure the cancer

· Preserve your appearance and the functions of your mouth

· Prevent the cancer from coming back(recurrence)

This patient was adviced to take up Radiation treatment. After radiation, the condition shows complete response to radiation and the cancer on the inner cheeks has reduced well. NO side effects of radiation was observed during the course of the treatment, like shrinkage/darkening of surrounding exposed skin.

Radiation is performed by LINAC at Harshamitra under CM Insurance Scheme too.



Harshamitra Superspeciality Cancer Centre, Woraiyur, Trichy

Call : 737373 1008

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