Essay about The Death Rate Of Oral Cancer

1168 Words May 19th, 2016 null Page
There are about 40,000 cases of oral cancers diagnosed in the United States every year and it will cause over 8,650 deaths. The death rate for oral cancer is greater than cervical and endocrine cancers. Of those 40,000 cases, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years. Oral cancer is a cancer that begins in the mouth or the throat at the back of the mouth. There is an uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to tissues. Mouth cancer or Oral cancer may arise as a primary lesion originated in any of the tissues in the oral cavity. There are several types of oral cancers, but 90% of them are squamous cell carcinomas, which means that they originate in the tissues that line the mouth and lips and commonly involves the tongue, floor of the mouth and gingiva. Oral cancer has resulted in many deaths since 1990 to today’s date, even that the death rate has increased tremendously there is more advance equipment to help fight oral cancer and provide the best treatment to the victims who face this cancer. The most common symptoms of oral cancer are bumps or rough spots on the lips and gums and the development of velvety red and white patches in the in the mouth. Other symptoms can be the unexplained bleeding of the mouth, persistent sores in the face or neck that do not heal within two weeks. Some people experience difficulty swallowing, moving their tongue and even speaking. While others may notice a change in their voice, pain in their ears and a…

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