Cancerous growth occurring within the structures of the
oral cavity is known as Oral Cancer The oral cavity
includes the mouth and all the structures within it ,such
as the tongue, teeth ,gums ,lower jaw etc
Cancer is an abnormal disorganized growth of cells in the
tissue of a person . Cancer cells keep on multiplying without
paying head to the body’s command to stop. This
abnormal growth of cells destroys the normal
structure and the function of the affected tissue and the
body in general .
Among other cancers oral cancer is
one of the most
common causes of death. In male, oral cancer represents
4% of total body cancer and in female; it is 2% of all cancers.
Majority of the oral cancers affect the outer layer of mucous
membrane covering the oral cavity.
Cancer in the mouth does not occur overnight. It occurs as
a series changes within the tissue , which eventually
promotes the development of cancer.
The factors involved are:
3. Syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease caused by
4. Nutritional deficiencies.
5. Virus infection
7. Other miscellaneous factors such as trauma, heat, and
irritation from sharp teeth, poorly restored fillings and
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