Mouth cancer is more deadly than cervical cancer

Oral cancer is a serious problem in the field of oral health . In the United States , according to data reported by the National Cancer Institute , there are about 41 thousand cases of the disease each year and causes nearly 8,000 people died .

Oral cancer is a cancer that arises in all parts of the mouth . Oral cancer can occur on the lips , gums , tongue , mouth wall , and the palate or floor of the mouth . Normal oral mucosa which can be described in six words: " moist " , " soft " , " pink " , " elastic " , " smooth " , " sustainable " . If the mucosa of the mouth can not be described through 6 of the word, means that there are abnormalities . For those who are middle aged and above, irregularities in the oral mucosa must be considered .

Leukoplakia , precancerous changes

Commonly found in oral mucosal disease white patches appear . White patches in the oral cavity is called leuoplakia should be kept. In medicine , the term " oral leukoplakia " coud lead to diseases that develop into cancer !

Patients often feel rough lining of the mouth and downsizing . Danger of leukoplakia of the mouth is affected parts are not sick , not amused , there are no scabs , so difficult to detect . Leukoplakia is a disease that can develop into cancer . If not promptly treated , may become cancerous . Chance of becoming cancerous changes between 10-30 percent .

Oral cancer is more deadly

Associate professor of oral pathology at Tufts University USA , Michael Cajen , comparing the prevalence of oral cancer with cervical cancer . He said of the 11,000 cases of cervical cancer , about 6,000 of which can be detected through a pap smear .

" There is 1 person died from oral cancer every hour , which accounts for at least 2 times that number of cases of cervical cancer , because the Pap smear can reduce cervical cancer rates by 90 percent , " he said .

Smoking and alcohol consumption are the major cause of this disease , but there are 25 percent of people with oral cancer is not caused by two things . At least there are caused by Human Papilloma Virus ( HPV ) . The virus that causes most cervical cancer , which during oral sex can cause mouth cancer .

Early identification is important

Currently , prevention , examination , and early treatment is useful to reduce the death rate caused by oral cancer . If the patient was found ulcers in the mouth that would not go , accompanied by pain , lymph nodes in the neck are enlarged , and other symptoms of oral cancer , should be wary of mouth cancer .

Oral cancer at an early stage if received early treatment , can produce good results . Expert of Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou , Peng Xiao Chi said, the advanced technology for treating cancer in the world today is a minimally invasive technique .

According to statistics obtained from the Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou , the success rate of this minimally invasive method in patients with early-stage cancer can reach 90 percent . While the success rate in patients with advanced cancer to 60 percent .

When oral cancer has reached the final stage , the goal of treatment is to prolong the patient's life chances , reduce pain . If patients are elderly , her condition was not too good , should be more careful in choosing the method of treatment . Surgery , radiotherapy , and chemotherapy can worsen the patient's condition .

Being cryosurgery or freezing methods , therapeutic embolization , planting seed particles , immunotherapy and other minimally invasive methods , will only lead to injuries such as " keyhole " , the pain and side effects caused by the small . Recovery was rapid and effective .

Peng said the best cancer treatment by consulting with an expert medical team , as well as using cryosurgery , intervention , seed particles , traditional Chinese medicine , immunotherapy and other methods , combined in accordance with the patient's condition , combining one or several methods for treatment. This comprehensive treatment approach can maximize cure rates .