Melanoma In The Mouth

3 Ways to Detect it in Time

Oral melanoma is a serious disease that can seriously affect a person’s oral and general health.

Melanoma in the mouth is a disease that, although rare, can have serious consequences if it is not detected in time.

Causes of melanoma

Possible causes have been proposed such as irritation caused by dentures, alcohol consumption, smoking and genetic mutations.

The first signs of oral melanoma usually include swelling accompanied by a brown or black spot or a nodular lesion.

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Diagnosis and treatment

Biopsy: A tissue biopsy is performed for a definitive diagnosis. This sample is examined in the laboratory.

Treatment for oral melanoma largely depends upon the stage at which it is diagnosed. In early stages, surgery to remove melanoma is the main option.

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