Smoking, chewing tobacco, and use of other tobacco products significantly increase the risk of oral cancer.
Heavy and regular alcohol consumption, especially when combined with tobacco use, raises the risk of oral cancer.
Individuals with a family history of oral cancer or other types of cancer may have a genetic predisposition to the disease.
Certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), particularly HPV-16, are linked to an increased risk of oral cancer.
Neglecting oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups can contribute to the development of oral cancer.
a. Sharp teeth
b. ill-fitting Dentures
c. Loose teeth
A diet lacking in fruits and vegetables and high in processed foods may increase the risk of oral cancer.
a. Consumption of Hot & Spicy food
Sores or ulcers in the mouth that do not heal within a 3 weeks.
Changes in the color or texture of oral tissues, including red or white patches.
Persistent pain or discomfort in the mouth, throat, or ears.
Difficulty or pain while swallowing, known as dysphagia.
Numbness, tingling, or loss of feeling in the mouth, lips, or tongue.
Chronic sore throat or the feeling of a lump or mass in the throat.
Difficulty or pain while moving the jaw or tongue.