Friday 28 January 2022
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The German Cancer Society said that oral cancer is a general term used to describe any malignant tumor that appears in the oral cavity such as the inner lining of the cheeks, floor of the mouth, palate and tongue, as well as the jaw, salivary glands and lips.
The association explained that the risk factors for oral cancer are smoking, drinking alcohol, in addition to genetic factors, and infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Symptoms of oral cancer are difficulties in swallowing and chewing, the appearance of red or white spots in the mouth, swelling, bleeding, ulcers in the mouth that last for more than 14 days, deformation or paralysis of the tongue, in addition to the emission of a foul smell from the mouth, pain and numbness in the face, and loss of appetite. appetite, weight loss;