Oral cancers make up %5 of cancer types seen in all our body. Even though %5 seems to be a small figure, as the probability of its occurrence is high among all cancer types, it is an important and high level. Malign cancers in the mouth area are important as they are close to vital areas (like brain) and due to the probability of easy spreading to other areas of body anatomically.
When the abnormalities in mouth region have not turned into cancer or even if they may have turned into cancer, if it is at the early stage, their treatment is much easier and with early diagnosis, life danger of a person gets reduced. Cancer can be treated before it spreads to other areas of the body. As cancer stage progress, both a person’s life danger increases and as the spreading cancer is removed, more tissue is being lost.
It wouldn’t be write to say that each abnormality in the mouth would turn into cancer. But as this type of abnormalities can bear the risk of transforming into cancer, they should be first specified and then periodically followed up. If any sign of progress or suspicion occurs, patient should be sent to ear, nose and throat doctor.
Even though there are various methods, nowadays one of the simpliest and most comfortable methods is Velscope early cancer diagnosis device.