What is a Cancer of the Palate?

April 08 01:27 2019 Print This Article

It is defined as a disorder in which there is a formation of the cancer cells in a palate. It is quite common in the smokers. It is present mainly in the soft palate. The number of new cases of this disorder is less than 20 percent.

What are the signs and symptoms of Cancer of the palate?

It includes the ulcer formation and is not defined properly. It is present in the centre or as a glandular zone in hard palate. They are broad and exophytic in outlook. It appears as a red or thickened area in early stages. In few cases the malignant cells can also move to the other areas of body such as the liver, lungs etc and is known as the metastasis. It is painful as well as indurate. It can move into the deeper tissues. It may cross the mid line and may go into the lingual part of gingival and can also involve the posterior part of tonsils.

How Cancer of the palate can be diagnosed?

It includes the use of visual examination and a patient history. It also depends on the signs as well as symptoms.

How Cancer of the palate can be treated?

It includes that there is no specific treatment for this disorder. One must identify the cause for it and must act against it. The possible treatment options can be the surgery or radio therapy. In the severe cases one must go for a surgery. One must avoid alcohol, smoke as well as tobacco.

How Cancer of the palate can be prevented?

It includes the avoidance of any irritating factor. One must avoid alcohol, tobacco and cigarette smoking.

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