Oral Cancer screening camp will run for 15 days in JP Hospital

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
So far, 1832 patients have been screened in the ongoing camp for oral cancer screening at JP Hospital. Out of which, initial symptoms of oral cancer have been found in 361 people. Keeping in mind the convenience of the patients, the duration of the camp has been extended for 15 days. This test is being done free of cost in the NCD room in Block A of the district hospital. Chief Medical and Health Officer, Bhopal, Dr. Prabhakar Tiwari said that the people who have been found to have initial symptoms of oral cancer in the camp are being followed up. Cancer screening and treatment facilities are free under the Non-Communicable Disease Control Programme. He said that through oral scan tests, oral cancer can be diagnosed in its early stages, due to which deformities and other problems caused due to late diagnosis can be avoided.

Symptoms look like this

White or red rashes or wounds in the mouth, hardening of the skin at any part of the mouth, difficulty in chewing, swallowing or speaking, difficulty in opening the mouth, change in voice, etc. can be symptoms of oral cancer.

Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth, including the gums, tongue, inside of the cheeks, or lips. Tobacco causes risk of many types of cancer. Nicotine present in tobacco acts like poison in the body. Therefore, it is in the interest of the people that they themselves should stay away from the consumption of tobacco and tobacco products and prevent children and teenagers from going towards it. In case of any doubt or if symptoms appear, get a medical examination done.

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