About Oral and Mouth Cancer
Mouth cancer, sometimes known as oral or oral cavity cancer, refers to types of cancer affecting any part of the mouth, including:
- Inner cheek
- Roof or floor of the mouth
Mouth cancers are often grouped into a larger category of head and neck cancers and are diagnosed and treated similarly.
Mouth cancers are frequently identified by where they occur in the oral cavity and the specific cells that they affect. Over 90 percent of oral cancers are diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cells are what line the mouth and throat, but mutations can cause these cells to grow abnormally. Verrucous carcinomas comprise around five percent of all tumors in the oral cavity. This is a slow-growing form of cancer mainly comprising squamous cells.
Lip cancer is the most prevalent kind of mouth cancer and mainly affects males. It comes in two forms: basal cell and oral squamous cell carcinoma.
Causes and Risk Factors
As with other cancers, mouth or oral cancer may have a genetic component that contributes to the mutation of cells that results in abnormal tumor growths. Mouth and oral cancers are twice as common in men with most diagnoses occurring after the age of 55, though younger people can still get mouth cancer. Exposure to ultraviolet light is particularly significant in lip cancers.
Tobacco use poses the largest risk of mouth cancers. Around 80 percent of cancer patients with mouth cancer are known to use some form of tobacco (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff). This risk may depend on the frequency and duration of tobacco use.
Heavy drinking is also a significant risk factor with about 70 percent of diagnoses associated with excessive alcohol use. Those who smoke and drink heavily are around 100 percent more likely to develop mouth cancer.
Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging
The most common signs and symptoms of mouth cancer include:
- Mouth sores lip sores that do not heal
- White or reddish patches in the mouth, gums, or tongue
- Persistent mouth pain
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Tightness in jaw or difficulty moving tongue
- Tongue or other areas of the mouth feel numb
- Loose teeth
- Persistent halitosis
Diagnosis usually involves biopsies and imaging tests. The doctor may perform a barium swallow test to identify irregularities or further symptoms in the mouth, larynx, pharynx, and surrounding areas. You may also need to undergo an endoscopy to determine if the cancer cells spread beyond your mouth and into your throat, which would then require throat cancer treatment.
Staging allows your health care provider to evaluate appropriate oral cancer treatment options. Stages range from 0 to 4 to describe the severity of the cancerous cells, and most providers also use the TNM system.
- T designates primary tumor formation.
- N identifies cancers that have spread to the lymph nodes.
- M refers to mouth cancers that have metastasized to other parts of the body.
About Alternative/Natural Treatment of Mouth Cancer
A mouth or oral cancer treatment plan may involve surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. While these traditional treatments may be effective, they come with side effects that can damage healthy cells and leave you and your immune system weak. Alternative treatments offer natural remedies of combating the cancer cell and managing side effects of more traditional treatments. Immunity Therapy Center offers cancer care with a range of alternative treatments, including:
- Vitamin and mineral supplements
- Sonodynamic therapy
- Biomagnetic therapy
Immunity Therapy Center is dedicated to providing mouth and tongue cancer natural treatment, as well as all-natural remedies and treatment options for any oral cancer. Headquartered in Tijuana, Mexico, the Immunity Therapy Center health care team works directly with you to develop a custom-tailored treatment plan that suits your personal health. One-on-one consultations with Dr. Bautista ensure that you are treated like a human, not another chart or customer. To learn more or to get a free consultation, please contact us today.Therapies we use
At Immunity Therapy Center, our goal is to provide objective, updated, and research-based information on all health-related topics. This article is based on scientific research and/or other scientific articles. All information has been fact-checked and reviewed by Dr. Carlos Bautista, a Board Certified Medical Doctor at Immunity Therapy Center. All information published on the site must undergo an extensive review process to ensure accuracy. This article contains trusted sources with all references hyperlinked for the reader's visibility.
Customized Care For the Body And The Mind
Discuss Your Custom Alternative Treatment Plan With Our Team Today
Hear from Our Patients
Troy Clark was diagnosed with Stage 3 Prostate Cancer back in 2018. After watching his father go through chemo and radiation therapy on three different occasions, Troy wanted to explore other options. Through a referral of a friend, he found Immunity Therapy Center. “Everyone at ITC treats me with the utmost respect. What I get […]
“The Immunity Therapy Center Saved My Life and I Hope they Can Help You Too” On March 14th Debbie was diagnosed with a rare type of Ampullary and Liver Cancer. Her doctors told her that her diagnosis was essentially a death sentence. After some extensive research, Debbie discovered ITC online and decided it was worth […]
Martin Ocegueda is a resident of Temecula, California. In 2022, he arrived at ITC and was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. After being told by prior doctors that he only had 3 months to live, Ocegueda knew he needed to seek alternative treatment. His mother referred him to ITC, as his sister received treatment […]
9 years ago Clara Kornelsen came to ITC for treatment after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Although she was living in Canada at the time and healthcare was free, she felt it was the right thing to come to ITC for treatment. Today, Clara is “strong and healthy as ever” and thanks Dr. Bautista for […]
Arthur Rivas, a California resident and Master of Science and Nursing, was diagnosed with Stage 3A Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Arthur, who has spent most of his life caring for others through the field of nursing, never thought he would be the one requiring extensive medical attention. With so much knowledge in the medical field, […]
Peter Richardson was having significantly increasing pain in his stomach earlier in February. Following doctors orders for treating constipation, Peter took laxatives and pain killers for 5 months, but nothing was helping. When he went back to the doctor a second time they did a CT scan and found a large mass in his abdomen […]
Prior to being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, Melissa Porter lead a very healthy lifestyle. While traveling in Costa Rica she found a lump in her right underarm that was found to be Cancerous. When Melissa returned home she researched a variety of alternative treatment options and after being told about Immunity Therapy Center by her […]
“ITC offers so many different therapies and none of them are painful at all. During my time at ITC my quality of life was not taken away from me [unlike with Chemotherapy] and my lymphoma shrank drastically” In 2016, Fouad Youssef discovered he had a lymphoma the size of his thumb knuckle under his arm. […]
Champion McConnel, a California resident, and father of two, was diagnosed with Stage 4 bladder cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. When he was unable to work, and symptoms progressively worsened, was when McConnel knew he needed help. With the help of his wife and the internet, McConnel stumbled upon Immunity Therapy Center. “The entire time, […]
Adrianne Mohnhaupt dealt with an Ovarian Cancer scare back in 2015 where her doctors found a 37 centimeter tumor, the size of a football. She immediately had it surgically removed and thankfully it was benign. Every six months she continued her CA-125 and they were coming back normal…until two and a half months ago. “I […]