symptoms and causes of Mouth cancer

Mouth cancer is one of several types of cancer grouped in a category called head and neck cancers.

Types of mouth cancer:

  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma

Salivary gland cancer – It starts in salivary gland cells

LymphomaThis cancer comes near the base of the tongue and tonsils

MelanomaIt comes in skin dye cells around mouth or on lips

Symptoms of mouth cancer:

  • Red or white patches in mouth
  • A  lump on lip, tongue or in neck
  • Bad breath
  • Unexplained bleeding in mouth
  • Numbness in mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • Chewing or swallowing, difficulty moving jaw or a feeling that something is caught in throat
  • Changes to your voice – it may sound husky or quieter or you may slur  words

Causes of mouth cancer:

  • Smoke and any form of tobacco like cigars and pipes, cigarettes, and hand rolled cigarettes that contains cannabis
  • Gutkha and paan,  such as chew tobacco, betel guid
  • While drinking  alcohol, particularly at the same time as smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Already had certain types of cancers , such as lip cancer regularly expose to sun or ultraviolet light as this increases the risk of cancer


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