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Mouth cancer

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Author: Janet Briggs

Mouth cancer can be caused by smoking or now they claim alcohol, hen again you can get kidney disease from smoking and drinking! Let people do what they want and deal with problems that arise. Mouth cancers have a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma. In the UK, there has been a 19% increase in cases from 3,673 in 1995 to 4,405 in 2002 and 13,000 people in the UK are currently living in the shadow of this debilitating disease. Mouth cancer can occur in a number of different places including the gums, tongue, cheek, lips and other parts of the mouth. In the U.S., about 30,000 new mouth cancer cases occur annually.

Mouth cancer can be cancer of the lip, tongue, gums and floor of the mouth. Though not so common but it can occur on the inside of the cheeks and the palate. Mouth cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. It can occur in many different areas of your mouth, including your lips, tongue, gums, floor of the mouth (under the tongue), inside the cheeks and on the palate (roof of the mouth). Mouth cancer survival rate has risen slightly over the last 20 years. Of all those people diagnosed with mouth cancer or cancer of the mouth and oropharynx, about 55 out of every 100 diagnosed (55%) live for at least 5 years.

Mouth cancer usually starts in the cells lining the mouth. The most common sites are the lips, tongue and floor of the mouth, but cancer can also originate in the gums, cheeks, roof of the mouth, hard and soft palate, tonsils and salivary glands. Mouth Cancers can occur in any part of the mouth, tongue, lips and adjacent areas like the throat, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx, sinus, and other sites in the head and neck area. Mouth cancers have a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma. Mouth cancer, like other cancers, isn't infectious and can't be passed on to other people.

Mouth cancers are more common in people over 40, particularly men. However, research has shown that mouth cancer is becoming more common in younger patients and in women. Mouth cancer symptoms are similar in nature to the symptoms of Oropharyngeal cancer. Other parts of the mouth such as the lips, cheeks, hard palate (bony roof of the mouth), floor of the mouth below the tongue, minor salivary glands and gums are also affected by mouth cancer. Mouth cancer strikes in a number of different places: the lips, the gums, and many other parts of the mouth. Early detection of mouth cancer through the recognition of mouth cancer symptoms is important in the effectiveness of treatment.

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