Orofacial cancers are cancers that affect the oral and/or facial tissues. They may involve the
tongue, lips, floor of mouth, jaws, salivary glands, cheeks, hard and soft palate, etc. Oral
cancer appears as a growth or sore in mouth that does not go away. It can be life threatening if
not diagnosed and treated early.
The most common symptoms of Orofacial cancer:
The management of Orofacial cancer depends on the stage at which it is diagnosed. Thus, if you notice any of the above signs, it is best to visit your Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon for an opinion. A biopsy often confirms the diagnosis and further treatment includes removal of the lesion with removal of the associated lymph nodes. Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy may also be required for some patients.
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