Cancer is defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to the surrounding tissue. Oral cancer is a type of cancer that appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. Oral cancer can develop in any part of the oral cavity or oropharynx such as on the lips, tongue, cheeks, the floor of the mouth, pharynx (throat), etc and if not diagnosed with treatment earlier it can be life-threatening. If oral cancer metastasizes or spreads it generally progresses through the lymphatic system. Further, these cancer cells travel with the help lymph (a clear & watery fluid) when they enter the lymphatic system. The appearance of cancer cells can be first noticed in nearby lymph nodes in the neck. However, the progression of cancer cells can also be detected in the lungs and other parts of the neck and body. When this happens, the new tumour has the same kind of abnormal cells has developed. The new tumour is also referred by doctors as “distant” or “metastatic” disease. Below are mentioned a few common symptoms that can occur on the gums, lips or any other areas of the mouth in case of oral cancer:
- Thickening/ Swelling
- Lumps/ Bumps
- Rough spots/ Crusts/ Eroded Areas
Here we report a case of Oral Cancer at Chandan Hospital, Lucknow. A patient came in complaining ulcerative growth on the right lateral border of the tongue from the past 2 months. The patient not only had burning sensations in his tongue, but the pain radiated to the ear as well. Treatment for the diagnosis and post-treatment were successfully done under the supervision of Dr Priyanjal Gautam and Dr Vivekananda Singh, at Chandan Hospital, Lucknow.
A Patient was admitted in Chandan Hospital, Lucknow with a complaint of ulcerative growth RT lateral border of the tongue which was present for the last 2 months. Intake of any food caused a burning sensation in the tongue as well as the pain radiated to the ears of the patient. Under the supervision of Dr Priyanjal Gautam and Dr Vivekananda Singh, patient’s diagnosis (growth on the right lateral border of tongue; T2NOMO), was done successfully. The doctors performed ‘Ulcerative Growth at Lateral Border of Tongue’ procedures at the pre-treatment stage. In the post-treatment, the doctors performed a procedure named ‘wide excision RT tongue with MRND’ under general anesthesia. The patient is now fully recovered from the treatment and doing well in his daily life without any complaint.
“I had severe irritation in my mouth, it was almost impossible for me to swallow food with a painful tongue. I felt that there is something lodged over my tongue and spicy foods were causing burning sensations all over my tongue and pain radiated to my ear too. When I visited Chandan Hospital, I was very comfortably accommodated by the hospital staff and I was provided timely care and medication. Dr Vivekananda Singh and Dr Priyanjal Gautam provided me with excellent treatment and today I can carry out my oral functions normally. I will surely recommend Chandan Hospital to my near and dear ones.”