Oral cancer treatment

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Oral cavity cancer is a rare malignant tumour that can be localised on the gums, tongue, inner side of the cheeks, lips, hard and soft tissues of the palate, and the floor of the mouth. The disease is more often diagnosed in men, patients over 40 years old and smokers. The treatment methods include surgery in the early stages and modern forms of radiation, targeted drugs and chemotherapy.

Oral cavity cancer is a malignant tumour that originates from the mucous membrane of the mouth. The disease manifests as ulcers that do not heal for a long time or growth in surrounding tissues. According to the location in the mouth, experts distinguish malignant neoplasm of gum, the floor of mouth, palate, tongue and lip cancer.

Visually, oral cavity cancer takes different forms depending on the appearance of the malignant tumour:

  • In the case of the ulcerative form, it is a non-healing ulcer on the oral mucosa, which increases rapidly.
  • With the nodular form, dense nodules are formed, which have a precise shape and increase in size.
  • The papillary form of cancer is a dense growth that hangs in the oral cavity. This type is more treatable than others because it does not spread to other adjacent tissues.

Cancer of the mouth mainly affects men aged 54 to 75 who are smokers (the longer the period of smoking, the higher the risk of the malignant process).

The first manifestation of the disease can be the long-term presence of an ulcer in the mucous membrane and bleeding. Infiltration of the tongue muscles can disrupt swallowing and speech. Obstruction of the parotid gland ducts causes swelling and pain. Nerve involvement is accompanied by pain radiating to the ear.

Tumour spread is determined visually and with the help of instrumental and special methods. Doctors usually start with an ultrasound examination and biopsy. The task of the morphological analysis is to determine the nature of the tumour cells. All these signs are essential for predicting the course of the disease and choosing a treatment strategy.

Doctors use surgical, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy to treat patients with oral cavity cancer. Depending on the stage, they use one or a combination of methods. It is necessary to know that after treatment, the patient may have problems with speech and swallowing. Specialists (speech therapists and rehabilitologists) will consult and prescribe appropriate procedures to return patients to their everyday life.

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