Oral or oropharyngeal cancer will usually show up as sores in the mouth along with other symptoms like red and white patches on the gums. These sores and patches usually do not heal, which is one of the ways of recognising this kind of cancer. Unexplained weight loss and fatigue will also be experienced by patients suffering from this kind of cancer.
HOW IS OROPHARYNGEAL CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by an oncologist who would also examine the mouth area and do a biopsy and tissue test.
HOW IS OROPHARYNGEAL CANCER TREATED?
The treatment of this disorder would depend on the stage of the cancer but it would mostly be surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Regular check-ups and scans would be advised to ensure that the cancer does not return.
DID YOU KNOW?
In most cases, cosmetic surgery is required post the cancer treatment because mouth deformities happen that required fixing.