The mouth is such an organ that early detection of cancer is possible because changes are easily seen. Regular doctor examination is of great importance in the detection of oral cancers.
WHAT ARE THE FACTORS CAUSED CANCER?
The most common factors are smoking (tobacco) and alcohol use. Poor oral hygiene, unsuitable dentures, chronic infections are also important factors.
Studies have stated that the death rate from oral cancer is 4 times higher in non-smokers than in smokers.
WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN YOUR OWN EXAMINATION FOR EARLY DIAGNOSIS?
White patches in the mouth tissue (Leukoplakia)
Red patched image (erythroplakira)
Red and white spots (erythroleukoplakia)
An abnormal swelling and thickening of the oral tissue
Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
Difficulty in chewing and swallowing
· If there is an abnormal mass image or such images, consult your physician without causing anxiety or panic.