Oral Cancer

ORAL CANCER/ MOUTH CANCER

Any Type of Cancer That Develops in the Mouth is considered as a case of ORAL CANCER.

A cancer cell growth that appears to be anywhere in the mouth can be named as oral cancer. It can be on the lips, on the tongue surface, in the gums, inside the cheek, in the tonsils, in the roof of your mouth, or any other part of the mouth.

Facts about Oral Cancer we should know-

  • Oral Cancer Is divided into stages based on TNM staging system
  • Heavy drinkers and active smokers are at high risk
  • Too much sun exposure can also put you at high risk
  • Early Diagnosis & Treatment is always preferred.

Signs of Mouth Cancer To Watch For-

Nothing can be better than spotting oral cancer’s symptoms at the early age, because the sooner you spot them, sooner you can get it treated.

  • Mouth ulcers/ unhealed sores
  • Patches on the lining of the mouth
  • Patches on the tongue (red or white patches)/ painful tongue,
  • Mouth swelling persisting more than 15-20 days
  • Pain while swallowing anything
  • Poorly fitting dentures
  • Hoarse voice
  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Loose teeth
  • A sore throat
  • A lump on the skin around your mouth
  • Thickening or lumps on the lining of the mouth
  • Never ending neck and ear pain

If you have any of these symptoms, it better to visit an oncologist rather than worrying about the symptoms. Approaching best cancer hospital in India will help you to know the condition in a better way and you can get treated before even those cancer cells spread more to put you in danger.

Types of Oral Cancer

The oncologist is the best source to tell you what type of cancer you are suffering from. Here a short list of names of oral cancer an oncologist can mention about-

  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Verrucous carcinoma
  • Minor salivary gland carcinomas
  • Lymphomas
  • Benign oral cavity and oropharyngeal tumors
  • Leukoplakia and erythroplakia

Who is at more risk of suffering from Oral Cancer?

There are a certain group of people who are more prone to suffer from mouth cancer. If you are doing any of below, you should get visit your dentist at regular intervals to identify the early signs.

Prime Factors Causing Oral Cancer is;
  • Consuming Tobacco
  • Smoking
  • Heavy Drinking

Other risks include;'
  • Excess UV exposure on lips.
  • HPV infection
  • Daily diet includes excess use of fried foods, red meat or processed meat.
  • Exposure to chemicals like sulfuric acid, formaldehyde, asbestos, etc.

Oral Cancer Stages

Whenever you approach someone for oral cancer treatment, the concerned oncologist, he/she will decide the treatment procedure only after finding out your cancer stage. It depends on the size of the tumor and many other factors. Let’s take a glance at all the stages of Mouth Cancer;

Stage 0- It is very beginning of cancer when the abnormal cells are in the lining of the lips or the oral cavity that can become cancerous very soon if left untreated.

Stage 1- When the size of the tumor is less than 2 centimeters and the cancerous cell have not yet affected the lymph nodes.

Stage2- When the tumor size is between 2-4 centimeters and not yet reach lymph nodes, the cancer is said to be in the second stage.

Stage3- Tumors measuring more than 4 centimeters, along with its reach to a lymph node in the neck can be of 3rd stage.

Stage4- This is one of the most advanced stages of oral cancer. The Tumor is largest in the size and starts affecting important tissues around the lips, jaw, mouth, oral cavity and nearby the lymph nodes. In some cases, it may spread to other body parts like lungs and other body organs.


It is better if oral cancer is diagnosed in the initial oral cancer stages, but if it is diagnosed in stage 3 or 4, the patient has to undergo long treatment procedures and treatment cost increases according to the treatment procedures.

Oral cancer treatment Cost in India has become budget-friendly, but it is better to look for cancer signs and get it checked by oncologist as soon as possible in the early stage only. The treatment cost will also vary according to the type of oral cancer you are suffering from.

How to Diagnose Oral Cancer?

You may have to undergo a number of tests to diagnose oral cancer, and which stage cancer has reached. They may include;

  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • MRI scan
  • PET scan
  • Endoscopy

Let’s Know About Best Oral Cancer Treatment

Treatment of your oral cancer will primarily depend on the stage of cancer, patient’s age, overall health condition, resistance to medication and lot more. You may have to undergo much different treatment processes, i.e.

  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy treatment
  • Targeted drug therapy

Oral Cancer Surgery-

Surgery is done to remove the tumor and a part of healthy tissue around the tumor. Surgeries for early-stage cancers are not critical, but if the tumor is bigger in size the surgery may include the removal of the tongue or even jaw bone.

Things get worse when the lymph nodes are affected because in these cases, a major surgery needs to do which can also harm the patient’s ability to talk or to eat.

Radiation Therapy- This therapy is done by passing radiation particles or a strong beam of high-energy X-rays for damaging the DNA beneath the tumor cells and ultimately stop their further growth. For early-stage patients, it may remove the cancer cells completely.

Chemotherapy Treatment- Widespread and advanced stage cancers have to be treated with chemotherapy sessions, in which powerful medicines are used to damage the DNA of all the cancerous cell present inside the mouth. It can damage healthy tissues of the body.

Targeted Drug Therapy- Oncologists use monoclonal antibodies with an aim of changing different aspects of the cancer cells where there is the possibility of them to grow further.

WHY JIYO INDIA FOR MOUTH CANCER?

We have been availing the best quality healthcare services for oral cancer patients for years. Our compassionate, trustworthy and caring experts are always there to take care of end-to-end healthcare needs. Take a glance at what we can do for you;

  • Clinic consultation with the best oncologist in India
  • Complete Pathology needs
  • Customized Health packages
  • Hospital OPD arrangement
  • Pharmacy needs
  • Surgery packages
  • Telemedicine & lot more….

Clinic consultation- Jiyo India can arrange an online appointment with the best oncologist in India, you can personally meet him, or can choose our special free online doctor consultation chat. Get the membership today for Clinic consultation with an ease.

Complete Pathology needs- Pathology experts play a crucial role in identifying cancer stages appropriately. Jiyo India is associated with reputed pathology services of India so that the disease can be diagnosed in a right time. With us, you will get an accurate test report.

Hospital OPD arrangement- The Out Patient Department (OPD) of every hospital is crucial and getting best from this department is not everyone’s cup of tea. We have special arrangements for Jiyo India Members where you will be treated on a priority basis and you can access any of the hospital’s services like examination rooms, consultancy rooms, diagnostics department, pharmacy, etc. better than anybody else.

Surgery packages- The oral cancer treatment cost in India can be huge if not done from a reliable source. We have a special team who can customize the surgery packages for every single patient depending on their medical condition and other factors. We can provide pocket-friendly surgery packages by handling doctor’s consultation charges, room rent, medications, meals and any other factors.

IPD (In-Patient Department) Admissions- We can ensure that you are getting smooth admission in the best cancer hospital in India because Jiyo India has a special team dedicated for this, they will take care of all the essentials of admission process as soon as you decide to visit the oncologist. There will be a separate medical officer to help you with room selection, get facilities in your budget and you can ask any question about your mouth cancer treatment.

Tele medicines- If you are not in town and urgently needs doctor’s consultation, Jiyo India members can even consult and medicines through specially arranged telecommunication modes.

We have many more customized and budget-friendly healthcare services for mouth cancer patients, call us to know more!