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    Oral Cancer: Overview

    May 9th, 2014

    Oral Cancer as the name suggests is the cancer of the mouth. This particular type of cancer can develop in any part of the mouth namely – the tongue, under the tongue, gums, palate, skin lining of the mouth or the lips. Most of the oral cancers start from the tongue and the palate. Each year several thousand patients are detected with oral cancer all over the world, hence it is important to  go to a dentist regularly and that would also ensure that any such symptoms get noticed immediately at the beginning stages itself.

    download (1)Cancer cells may spread from the original site to the other parts like the neck and the lungs. If the new tumor has the same cells as the original it is considered oral cancer and not lung cancer. New tumor is termed as distant or metastatic cancer.

    As we have already discussed cancer is growth of abnormal cells. While in some cases it may not be clear why cancer may develop there are certain factors that may lead to development of cancerous growth in the mouth.

    Some of the things which should get you worried are as follows

    • images (2)Have you developed patches inside your mouth, normally red or white coloured ones?
    • Have your teeth suddenly become loose while they were healthy earlier?
    • Is there any sore inside the mouth which may or may not be bleeding?
    • Have you suddenly started to experience any difficulty in eating or swallowing food or liquids?
    • Have you been experience constant pain in your ears?
    • Have your dentures become out of size suddenly?

    If you have any of the above symptoms, please visit a dentist as soon as possible. Of course you can also go to any other physician like an ENT specialist as well. The main purpose is to get it checked as soon as possible.

    Reasons for oral cancer

    Of course ideally the reasons for oral cancer should be taken note of from the very beginning so that one can avoid those reasons and avoid any possibility of developing such a condition. Some of the major reasons for oral cancer include

    • Tobacco consumption in any form is the gravest reason for oral cancer. It could be in the form of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco etc etc
    • After that comes the dragon of alcohol, which as usual is the reason for many ills.
    • Lack of proper diet have sufficient amount of fruits, vegetables could be cause as well
    • Age, which is a natural factor and cannot be controlled but as age progresses one should be more careful about above factors
    • Some people might get over exposed to UV rays either due to their nature of work or simply for cosmetic reasons like tanning and this could also lead to oral cancer apart from other types such as skin cancer and so forth

    Cure of Oral Cancer

    There is nothing like prevention but in case a person has not been lucky enough, there is no need to worry for cure is duly available for the same. Treatment is carried out from case to case basis and no general statements can be made. It is important to start treatment with a good doctor and a good hospital. It is equally important that treatment be started as early as possible.

    So take care to avoid all the reasons listed above and being a dentist my first and foremost advice would be – just visit anyone of our community at least once or twice a year even if everything seems normal

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    It Is Always Darkest Before The Dawn

    October 31st, 2013

    A contribution from one of our associates for everyone of you out there who are either having a loved one with this condition or any other ailment which is possibly life threatening, this gives a beautiful message of just fighting against it and never giving up. Portrayed beautifully in words by the author

    Title: It Is Always Darkest Before The Dawn


    Life is beautiful but sometimes it takes your test

    You need to hold on and just do your best

    When the body seems to have fallen prey

    When it seems all blues and the sky seems grey

    Neither of the words seem to give you solace

    And nothing seems to be in the right place

    When the body gets weak and doesn’t seem to have grace

    When the dear ones so loved, don’t even come to embrace

    When clouds of doubt cover you deep

    Even a single ray of light cannot peep

    At such times just remember there is something within

    Which neither any disease can touch neither can penetrate even your skin

    That part of the universal element needs to be awakened

    That’s the only hope when your very existence is threatened

    Just be your own light as Buddha said to all

    Just get up on your own every time you fall

    You can defeat it, if you just be fearless and brave

    And have the fighting spirit and to live you have extreme crave

    Not for your own self but for those who care

    Just go ahead and fight it, just dare

    Even if you fail or succeed, let the Almighty decide

    But if you don’t give up, you will have reasons for pride

    Remember no matter what, do no dismay and let not hope be gone

    For just remember, it is always darkest before the dawn

    It is always darkest before the dawn


    If you like this poem please share with others who need inspiration and courage.

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    Suggestions for Boosting Body Image

    October 16th, 2013

    Cancer is one such disease that does not come alone and is rather accompanied with quite a few issues. The disease and its treatment can prove physically, mentally, financially and emotionally challenging. One major challenge that most of the cancer patients and survivors have to deal with is body image.

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