Mouth cancer has the same meaning as oral cancer. Oral Cancer occurs in any part of the mouth; on the tongue's surface, in the lips, inside the cheek, in the gums, in the roof and floor of the mouth, in the tonsils, and also the salivary glands. Oral cancer is a type of head and neck cancer, and is often treated similarly to other head and neck cancers.
Symptoms of Oral / mouth Cancer
Most patients have no detectable symptoms during the early stages of oral cancer. Smokers, heavy drinkers should have regular checkups with their dentists as they are often able to identify signs of oral cancer. Common Oral Cancer symptoms include:
Patches on the lining of the mouth or tongue, usually red or red and white in color
Mouth ulcers that do not go away
Sore throat that does not heal
A swelling in the mouth that persists for over three weeks
A lump or thickening of the skin or lining of the mouth
Loosening teeth (tooth) for no clear reason
Dentures don't fit properly
Jaw pain & Stiffness
A sensation that something is stuck in your throat
A hoarse voice
Pain in the neck that does not go away
Blood from the gums or the teeth
A risk factor is anything that increases that likelihood of developing a disease or condition. For example, regular smoking increases the risk of developing Oral cancer, therefore smoking is a risk factor for Oral Cancer. The risk factors for mouth cancer include:
Smoking - studies indicate that a 40-per-day smoker has a risk five times great than a lifetime non-smoker of developing oral cancer
Taking snuff (snorting tobacco)
Both heavy and regular alcohol consumption - somebody who consumes an average of 30 pints of beer per week has a risk five times greater than a teetotaler or somebody who drinks moderately
Heavy smoking combined with heavy drinking - as tobacco and alcohol have a synergistic effect (their combined effect is greater than each one added together separately), people who drink and also smoke a lot have a significantly higher risk of developing oral cancer compared to others.
Too much sun exposure on the lips, as well as sunlamps or sunbeds
Diet - excessive red meat or fried stuff
GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) - people with this digestive condition where acid from the stomach leaks back up through the gullet (esophagus) have a higher risk of oral cancer.
HPV (human papillomavirus) infection
Prior radiation treatment (radiotherapy)
Regularly chewing betel nuts
A Cancer Surgeon or a ENT Surgeon trained in oral cancer surgeries would be the main doctor in case surgery is resquired. At times in oral cancer cases a Maxillofacial Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon is also required to perform the reconstruction part of the surgery. The surgery may proceed or preceed radiation therapy which has very good outcomes in case of oral cancer surgeries. If the surgery is required then the cost would be approximately INR 60000 to INR 80000 depending upon the extent of the surgery.
Cashless facility is available for the insurance card holders. Brightstar hospital in Moradabad has the option of Deluxe, Single, Twin Sharing and General Ward for the patients. Patients can choose the room category as per their eligibility in cases of health insurance. Cash paying patients can choose the room category as per their budget. Surgery cost is higher in a single room bed category as compared to a general ward. Brightstar hospital has central airconditioning and all bed categories are with AC. Hygienic and healthy food is provided to the patient from the hospital kitchen. For all planned admissions, 90 percent of the estimated expenses of treatment are to be deposited at the time of admission.
Brightstar Hospital which commenced operations in the year 2020 is the largest hospital in the city of Moradabad. With 300 beds capacity the hospital has changed the Medical Landscape of Western Uttar Pradesh and made Moradabad as the Medical Hub of the region. The Hospital is promoted by a group of entrepreneurs including some of the best medical professionals of the city. The Hospital offers superspecialty services in the fields of Neurosurgery & Neurology, Critical Care, Urology, Gastroenterology, Cancer Surgery, Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Endocrinology and Interventional Radiology. The hospital also offers specialty services in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology including IVF, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Pathology, Dental Surgery, Physiotherapy and Rehab.
Brightstar Hospital has brought the latest, cutting edge, state of art medical technology to the city of Moradabad. The hospital is equipped with the Latest MRI, CT Scan, Cath Lab, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, Digital X-Ray, 2D Echocardiography, PFT, Mammography and Bone Densitometry to give the diagnostic accuracy to our medical team. The 50 bedded intensive care unit is equipped with the latest multipara monitors, centralized oxygen supply and life saving ventilators. Our Modular Operation Theatres are equipped with C-Arm, Operating Microscopes, Fully Automatic Anaesthesia Workstations and Hepa Filters to carry out the most complex of the surgeries with great accuracy and surgical precision. The entire hospital is connected through a centralized Hospital Information System and PAX Solutions to make us a fully Digital Hospital. All our Diagnostic Machines are fully digital and we discourage the use of X-Ray Films keeping the environmental concerns in mind.
We have gathered some of the finest medical minds at Brightstar Hospital to match our infrastructure. Our team of doctors are highly qualified and carry with them rich experience of treating the most complex of the medical problems. The multidisciplinary team of doctors ensure that every case is discussed and comprehensive treatment is provided to our patients. Our OPD's provide consultation services with Specialist and Superspecialist doctors. The Operating Rooms have the services of some of the best surgical hands assisted by a team of anaesthetists. The Intensive Care Units are manned by Critical Care Specialists and Anaesthetists. Our team of doctors are assisted by highly trained paramedics in the diagnostic field. Our Nursing Team efficiently carries out the doctor's instructions and provide compassionate care which speeds up the healing process. The Physiotherapy Team makes sure that your recovery is quick and complete.
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