Mouth cancer refers to cancer that develops in any of the parts that make up the mouth (oral cavity). Mouth cancer can occur on the:
Inner lining of the cheeks
Roof of the mouth
Floor of the mouth (under the tongue)
Cancer that occurs on the inside of the mouth is sometimes called oral cancer or oral cavity cancer.
Mouth cancer is one of several types of cancers grouped in a category called head and neck cancers. Mouth cancer and other head and neck cancers are often treated similarly.
Signs and symptoms of mouth cancer may include:
A lip or mouth sore that doesn’t heal
A white or reddish patch on the inside of your mouth
A growth or lump inside your mouth
Difficult or painful swallowing
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor or dentist if you have any persistent signs and symptoms that bother you and last more than two weeks.
For more details on diagnosis and treatment, contact:
HARSHAMITRA SUPERSPECIALITY CANCER CENTRE
Call: 737373 1008