Early Lip Cancer

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014. | Cancer

Early Lip Cancer

Oral cancer starts in the mouth (oral cavity) and can interfere with the ability to breath, talk, eat, chew or swallow.  
 
Mouth (Oral) cancer can occur on the:
 
  • Inside lining of the cheeks
  • Gums
  • Floor of the mouth
  • Lips Cancer
  • Tongue
  • Roof of the mouth
 
 
Main Cause and Risk Factor of Mouth Cancer include : 
 
  • Smoking : More than two-thirds of oral cancers in men and more than half in women in the UK.
  • Alcohol: Drinking alcohol greatly increases a smoker’s risk of developing oral cancer. About 75-80 percent of all patients with oral cancer drink alcohol.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) increases risk of oral cancer, particularly in the oropharynx. Several other infections are also linked with increased risk.
  • Ultraviolet light : 30 percents of oral cancers have outdoor occupations associated with prolonged exposures to sunlight.
  • Poor nutrition : More than half of oral cancer cases in the UK are linked to insufficient fruit and vegetable intake.
 
 
Symptoms of Mouth Cancer include :
 
  • Difficulty  swallowing or chewing
  • Difficulty moving the tongue or jaw
  • Sore in the mouth that does not heal 
  • Voice changes
  • Thickening in the cheek or persistent lump
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