Oral Cancer Cases Increase Briskly, Claims Cancer Research UK

Oral CancerAs per recent reports, it has been claimed by recent figures released by the Cancer Research UK that the frequency of oral cancer cases is increasing rapidly all over the region, with as many as 6,200 cases reported no further this year.

In addition, it has been claimed that more than two-thirds of cases confirmed positive for having oral cancer are that of men. When tabled against 4,400 cases reported some ten years back, the recent stats are highly frightening.

A majority of the cases are associated with smoking, though aspects such as alcohol misuse and the potentially severe Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection are also prevalent. All these factors are linked to oral sex and the increase in its severity.

The experts have claimed that a number of warning symptoms took into account red or white mouth patches, mouth ulcers, etc. which are not entirely treatable. In addition, as many as eight out of every 10 UK citizens are said to be infected by HPV during the course of their lives, though it has been claimed by experts that the majority of these cases are harmless.

But still, the most severe sorts of HPV strains are associated with oral cancers, along with a variety of other aspects like cervical and genital cancers.

While expressing his opinion in this regard, a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) specialist in head and neck cancers at the Cancer Research UK Centre of Liverpool, Richard Shaw, claimed: “We have noticed that patients with HPV-related oral cancers tend to be younger, are less likely to be smokers and have better outcomes from treatment than those whose tumours show no evidence of HPV”.

Also, it has been claimed by experts that oral cancers generally develop over a period of ten years or so.