Cancer is basically known as the uncontrollable growth of the cells which may impact the surrounding cells. Day by day, oral cancer cases are increasing across different parts of the world. 

 In the context of oral cancer, it may occur in any part of the mouth including – hard and soft palate, lips, tongue, cheeks and floor of the mouth. It’s life-threatening if we don’t go for the treatment at an early stage. Sometimes, people cannot identify the same at an early stage but o ur oral cancer specialists can check the same at Clinic Eximus.

Risk factors

  • Smoking. Cigarette, cigar, or pipe smoking.
  • Smokeless tobacco users. Snuff or chewing tobacco 
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Family history of cancer.
  • Excessive sun exposure, especially at a young age.
  • Chronic irritation (such as from rough teeth, dentures, or fillings)
  • Human Papilloma virus (HPV) infection
  • Immunosuppressant drugs
  • Poor  dental and oral hygiene

Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Symptoms given below can explore much about oral cancer, therefore it’s a prerequisite to take care of these symptoms. Don’t ignore these early signs.

  •  Swelling & thickening inside the mouth.
  • Bleeding & patches  (Reddish or white) in the mouth.
  • Difficulty while eating, swallowing, speaking and jaw movement.
  • Mouth & Ear Pain.
  • Numbness in face, mouth or neck.
  • Sores on face, neck or mouth.
  • Loose teeth
  • Sore throat, and change in the voice.
  • Sudden weight loss.


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Thorough clinical examination by an oral cancer expert.

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Biopsy for definite diagnosis.

Sometimes early findings can be missed as there are no symptoms, so schedule yourself for a thorough dental examination by an oral cancer expert every 6 months.



Precancer is a stage where there are increased chances of developing cancer in that area. Precancer is a stage before cancer .Not necessarily all cases will turn into cancer, but one cannot be sure which cases will turn into cancer in the long term. Cancer on the other hand is uncontrolled growth of cells in the body more often in a particular area. 

Tobacco, betel nut, alcohol produces “free radicals” in the body i.e. atoms with unpaired electrons. These are neutralized by ‘Antioxidants” which are derived from food. . In cases where free radicals are not neutralized by antioxidants, they damage cells and cause cancer.

Thorough examination by an Oral physician.

  • If a suspicious site is present, Biopsy is indicated, where a small
    a tissue sample is taken and sent for histopathological examination.
  • X –rays, CT scan. MRI.
  • Blood tests.

Precancer can be treated by medicines, injections, diet supplements, surgery but the choice of treatment depends on the condition when the patient reports.
Cancer is treated by chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery.

  • Stop the habit. It’s never too late to stop smoking, chewing tobacco, and pan masala.
  • Do not ignore any abnormal area inside and outside the mouth- red, white, grey, just because it is not causing you any pain.
  • Any ill-fitting dentures or any sharp edges of fillings and teeth should be corrected.
  • Healthy food that includes green veggies and fruits.
  • Regular check up by an Oral physician.


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