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Prevention

KNOW THE CAUSES / RISK FACTORS

Like many other forms of cancer, the exact causes of salivary gland cancer are unknown. Non-cancerous (benign) tumours of the salivary glands are more common than cancerous (malignant) tumours.

Tumours affecting the salivary glands are not infectious and can′t be passed on to other people. They are not caused by an inherited faulty gene, so the relatives of someone with salivary gland cancer aren′t likely to develop it.

EARLY DETECTION

The earlier cancer is detected the better are the chances of cure and complete recovery. It is important to realize that many cancers today are curable.

Monthly self examination by each and every one of us will go a long way in detecting cancer at the early stage. One can stand in front of large mirror and look for the following :

  • Mouth : Change in colour of gums, lips and cheeks, White, Brown or red patches, ulcer, sore or scab, thickening in any part of the oral cavity.
  • Neck : Look for any lump, swelling or any other abnormality.

If you find anything abnormal, record it on a notebook and report it to your doctor. In case everything is normal, RELAX!

ANNUAL HEALTH CHECK UP

For Head and Neck Cancer Dental and ENT Check up is must for both the sexes. In case of suspicion, one should go for Endoscopy, biopsy, X-Ray, CT – Scan, MRI, PET CT

This is most important for all of us because it is through these annual check ups that we can find out about the status of our health.

HOW TO PREVENT HEAD AND NECK CANCERS?

  • Avoid active and passive smoking.
  • Avoid Tobacco and Tobacco Products like Gutkha, Paan, Khaini, Surti, Beedi, Cigarette
  • Avoid Alcohol
  • Maintain Good oral and dental hygiene

All smokers and tobacco chewers need several counselling sessions to leave the habit and ensure they do not start taking tobacco, after quitting it.

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