Oral Cancer

What is oral cancer?

Oral cancer is the most common form of head and neck cancer, which can occur in any part of the oral cavity, most commonly in the tongue, gums, buccal, and sublingual regions. Among all cancer types, the incidence of oral cancer accounts for 1.45% to 5.6% of systemic malignant tumors, with a higher incidence in men than in women. The World Health Organization's Global Status Report on Oral Health (2022) estimated that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide, three-quarters of whom live in middle-income countries. And in Malaysia, oral cancer remains among the top 20 most common cancers, with a five-year prevalence of 2,199 cases.


What are the causes of oral cancer?

Long-term addition to smoking or drinking

Bad oral hygiene.

Long-term stimulation of foreign body.

Innutrition.

Leukoplakia and erythroplakia.

Ultraviolet rays.

Ionizing radiation.


So can middle and late-staged oral cancer be cured? Minimally invasive techniques with few side effects and minimal trauma can help oral cancer patients avoid surgical removal, avoid suffering from traditional radiotherapy, and effectively prolong survival.


For more knowledge about cancer, please consult our doctors online.

Oral Cancer Traditional Treatment Methods

  • Surgical treatmentSurgery to remove cancerous tissue and clean cervical lymph nodes that may have metastasis.

  • Radiation TherapyRadiation therapy for follicular adenocarcinoma.

  • chemotherapyOften used as palliative therapy for inoperable or distantly metastatic advanced cancer.

  • Chinese treatmentTraditional Chinese medicine therapy can inhibit the development of cancer, improve the immune function of patients with thyroid cancer, and reduce the toxic and side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Oral Cancer Treatment Technology
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Radiofrequency Ablation
Radiofrequency ablation, sometimes referred to as RFA, is a minimally invasive treatment for cancer. It is an image-guided technique that heats and destroys cancer cells. Under the guidance of image,...
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DEB-TACE
Drug-eluting bead transcatheter arterial chemoembolization
Drug-eluting beads transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) is an interventional therapy used in tumor treatment. It is a tiny sphere made of polymers or ceramics with a certain range of siz...
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Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy, also named cryosurgery therapy or cryoablation, is a medical technique both ancient and modern....
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Particle Knife
Particle knife (also called 125I Seed Implants) is applied to a variety of primary and metastatic tumors nowadays. 125I seeds are some small iodine radioactive particles that can give off short-range γ...
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Nanoknife Technology
Nanoknife is a brand-new cutting-edge ablation technology for tumor treatment. It breaks the membrane of tumor cells with high voltage pulses from electrode probes, resulting in multiple irreversible n...
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Interventional Therapy
Interventional Therapy
Interventional therapy is a mini-invasive therapy performed under the guidance of medical imaging equipments. With a 1-2 millimeter incision, paracentesis can be performed with the lead of medical imag...
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Combined Knife
Combined Knife, it’s not actual surgical knife, but a composite cryogenic freezing surgical system, which conduct cold and heat ablation treatment with liquid-nitrogen by one or more ablation needles...
Oral Cancer Patients' Story
They come from different countries around the world, but they have experienced the same experience and endured the pain that cancer has brought to them. However, now, with the effective treatment and meticulous care of St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, they have rekindled their confidence in life and become anti-cancer fighters. Here, they share their anti-cancer experience, love and warmth with everyone.
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Ms. Liu was diagnosed with endometrioid carcinoma and doctor recommended her to remove the uterus. Bu...

Interventional treatment curbed the spread of prostate cancer and helped me get rid of the constraints of a urine catheter bagProstate cancer
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Mr.TING was diagnosed prostate cancer, the local doctor suggested him to undergo a direct resection, ...

Vietnamese esophageal cancer patient: minimally invasive treatment brings me a second lifeEsophageal cancer
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Vietnammore than 2 years

PHAM DUC VIEN, a 56-year-old from Hanoi, Vietnam, was diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer in De...

Successful Fight Against Cancer in A Patient with Lung Cancer Combined with Cardiovascular Disease in A Desperate SituationLung cancer
Ramli Rukiana
Indonesia

Ramli Rukiana from Batam, Indonesia, with a history of high-risk heart disease, was diagnosed with a ...

Face Life with a Smile and Beat Breast Cancer with Breast Reconstruction and Integrated Minimally Invasive Treatment!Breast Cancer
Noraini
Malaysiamore than 5 years

Noraini, from Malaysia, was diagnosed with stage IIIB breast cancer accompanied by lymph node metasta...

The integrative minimally invasive treatment of tumor has allowed me to go from stage IV urethral adenocarcinoma to "healthy" as usual*Urachal adenocarcinoma
Tan Tanty Bintari
Indonesiamore than 2 years

Tan Tanty Bintari from Surabaya, Indonesia, was diagnosed with stage IV urethral adenocarcinoma due t...

Integrated minimally invasive tumor treatment eliminates my nasopharyngeal cancer while tumor is as big as an egg*Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Lukman Holy
IndonesiaMore than 2 years

"I am glad to have found St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou because the minimally invasive...

After triple-negative breast cancer recurred, integrating minimally invasive techniques helped me drive away the haze of despair!*Breast cancer
Elisabeth
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"Many desperate cancer patients are declared untreatable by local doctors, but you will see hope here...

Minimally Invasive Interventional Therapy Bringing a Hodgkin's Lymphoma Teenager Back to School*Hodgkin lymphoma
Gracia
Philippines

“St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital, brings hope and more choices to our whole family.” Recently...

Refusing Electrotherapy, Particle Implantation Lights My Way Against Cancer*Parotid gland cancer
Lau Bee Geok
Malaysiamore than 5 years

"A few days after the particle implantation, the tumor on my right cheek was significantly reduced in...

Minimally Invasive Interventional Treatment Successfully Preserved My Breasts for Over 8 Years*Breast Cancer
Asia
Indonesiamore than 8 years

On November 15, 2023, we held the activity themed "Come-Home Gala Of Anti-Cancer Stars In Belt And Ro...

After removing 3/4 of my stomach in Vietnam, minimally invasive comprehensive treatment gave me a new life*Gastric cancer
Nguyen Thanh Tung
Vietnammore than 6 years

Nguyen Thanh Tung, from Hanoi, Vietnam, when he appeared at the “2023 Anti-Cancer Star Volunteer Ba...

Interventional treatment allowed me to survive for 6 years and give birth to a child smoothly*Ovarian cancer
Winda Fitrianah Muchlis
Indonesiamore than 6 years

I am Winda Fitrianah Muchlis from Jakarta, Indonesia, currently 45 years old. Now that I am rosy-chee...

After nano-knife & interventional therapy, Vietnamese Buddhist master breaks the curse of "only 3 months survival of liver cancer"*Liver Cancer
VO VAN HOA
VietnamSurvive for nearly 5 years

On November 15, 2023, during the event "The Come-home Gala of Anti-cancer Stars Belt and Road Holisti...

From stage II breast cancer to tumor disappearance, I have successfully defeated cancer for 12 years!*breast cancer
INDAHWATI JUTIAMI
IndonesiaSurvive for more than 12 years

Indahwati Iwan from Surabaya, Indonesia, was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer (malignant tumor) ...

DEDI IRWAN SUGIANTO: Interventional Therapy, help me to fight against Hodgkin's lymphomaHodgkin's lymphoma
DEDI IRWAN SUGIANTO
Surabaya, IndonesiaSurvive for more than 10 years

DEDI IRWAN SUGIANTO, comes from Indonesia, and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. After taking a ...

Interventional Therapy Helps Indonesian Patients With Stage IV Nasopharyngeal Cancer Successfully Fight Cancer*Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Anni Ibriah
IndonesiaSurvive for more than 6 years

Anni Ibriah, comes from Indonesia, was diagnosed with stage IV nasopharyngeal cancer. She took treatm...

Interventional therapy combined with cryotherapy to tackle a big tumour like coconut*laryngeal cancer
Prasit Sumonta
Thailandmore than 8 years

"From the first admission to the hospital to the successful discharge from the hospital, it was almos...

Minimally invasive interventional therapy helped me survive for more than 8 years with stage IV cervical cancer*Cervical cancer
Fei Fei
Indonesiamore than 7 years

"I believe in God and be grateful for everything, even cancer. Since this is a necessary trial in my ...

Minimally Interventional Therapy + Particle Implantation Therapy, Successful eye preservation for over 6 years now*parotid gland cancer
Ms. Chen
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Oral Cancer Symptoms

What are the symptoms of oral cancer?

Change of color: the abnormality of oral cavity that its color changes into white, brown and black suggests the change of epithelial cell of mucous membrane. Especially when the mucous membrane becomes rough, thick or has nodules, and cavity leukoplakia or erythroplakia occurs, it may suggest cancerous lesion has happened.

Unhealed ulcer: course of mouth ulcer usually is less than two weeks. Therefore, if you have symptoms like burning feeling and pain for more than two weeks without getting better, you should look out for them, as they may be signs of oral cancer.

Obvious pain: usually, oral cancer has no pain but only local abnormal friction feeling in the early stage, while obvious pain occurs after the ulcer cracks. As the cancer further invades the nerves, the patient may feel pain in the ears and throat.

Swollen lymph nodes: most oral cancers can invade the nearby lymph nodes of the neck, causing swelling of lymph nodes.

Dysfunction: oral cancer can invade the masticatory muscles and mandibular joint, causing limitation to the activity of the mouth.

For more knowledge about cancer, please consult our doctors online.

Oral Cancer Diagnosis

Self-examination of oral cancer

Face and neck examination: when examining the neck, try to raise your head backwards as much as you can and check whether there are abnormalities in the inferior maxilla area and neck. Touch both sides of your neck and the inferior maxilla area with your hands to feel the difference between the inferior maxilla area and the two sides of the neck.

Lip examination: observe the outer side of both lips, touch them with your hands, lightly pull down the lower lip with your fingers and check its inner side, and then check the inner side of your upper lip.

Gum examination: observe your gums and touch them with your fingers to see whether there are abnormalities.

Cheek examination: keep you mouth closed, lightly pull both corners of your mouth oppositely towards the direction of your ears, touch both your cheeks and see whether there is abnormality.

Check your tongue: stretch out your tongue, hold it with your hand, touch and observe the surface, pull it to the left and then right side to check whether there are abnormalities on lateral borders.

Check the roof of the tongue: raise your tongue, touch and observe it to check whether there are abnormities.

Check the pharynx and palate: open your mouth and say “ah”, observe the pharynx under light, raise your head backwards, and touch the palate to see whether there is abnormality.

For more knowledge about cancer, please consult our doctors online.

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