Oral Cavity Tumours

What are oral cavity tumours

Oral cavity tumours are abnormal growths or ulcers involving the lips, lining of the cheeks, tongue, floor of mouth, or tonsils. These growths can be benign, pre-cancerous or malignant (cancerous).

 

What are the symptoms of oral cavity tumour

Oral cavity tumours can present with pain, difficulty swallowing, pain on swallowing, swelling in the mouth or neck, change in voice, difficulty breathing, loss of weight or appettie. Cigarrette smoking and alcohol are risk factors for developing malignant growths in this region.

 

How can they be treated

Oral cavity tumours can be treated by surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy either solely or in combination. It is important to consult with your doctor as soon as possible if you any of the above-mentioned symptoms.