Oral cancer is one of the most diagnosed forms of cancer in Europe. Doctor Caroline Carbasse systematically performs a diagnosis of the disease at each visit.
In order to minimize the potential risks, it is important to visit your dentist regularly and to perform the necessary care to keep your mouth clean and healthy.
Screening for cancer of the mouth, gums and throat
Around the world, a person dies from oral cancer. After 5 years, there is a 50% chance of survival. This mortality rate is mainly due to late detection of the disease. To avoid treatment at an advanced stage, it is important to diagnose the disease as soon as possible and to carry out the necessary treatments.
How to recognize oral cancer?
The symptoms of oral cancer are multiple:
- sores or ulcers that persist
- Red or white stains
- Difficulty moving forward or chewing
- Feeling like something is stuck in the throat
- Pain or bleeding
- Sore throat that lasts
- Change of voice
At first the symptoms of oral cancer are almost painless, as the disease progresses you may see burns. If you notice any symptom, it is important to see your dentist promptly for a full diagnostic.
Subjects at risk
Some people are particularly susceptible to oral cancer. The following groups of people are statistically risk factors:
- From 55 years old
- People with HPV (human papillomavirus)
- Family history of cancer
- Tobacco consumption
- Prolonged exposure to the sun
Oral cancer treatment
If the disease is diagnosed early, the success rate is around 90%. Treatment of the disease may involve:
- Surgery to remove cancerous tissue
Depending on the stage of development, the patient may require 1 or all 3 treatments.
If you wish to carry out a diagnosis, you can consult Doctor Caroline Carbasse by using the contact page.