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Oral cancer

Remember the last time you opened your baby's mouth and carefully observed the situation inside the mouth? Or never? 👅

The reality is that many diseases in the oral cavity are very hidden. If you don’t look at them, you won’t know about them. The most important thing is that most oral cases can be treated early and cannot be reversed if delayed. Oral cancer is one of them.

Like other tumors in the body, tumors hidden in the mouth can be classified into benign and malignant. Some may even appear to be tumors but are not. It may be caused by gum swelling or periodontal disease. But data shows that most tumors found in the oral cavity are malignant and grow rapidly.

Because the lesions occur in the oral cavity, it is often difficult for veterinarians to obtain samples for any cytological analysis without anesthesia. However, the veterinarian cannot decide on further action until the nature of the tumor is determined. Therefore, even if the animal has the opportunity to be anesthetized twice, the animal owner must understand that this step is necessary. If the report confirms that the tumor is malignant, surgical removal is the most commonly recommended treatment. The most common oral tumors in dogs and cats are melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma respectively and the most malignant oral tumors involve bone, so in most of these cases, partial or complete removal of the lower or upper jaw may be required.

Most owners are very resistant to major surgeries such as jawbone removal. She was extremely worried about her postoperative appearance and follow-up care. However, the success rate of these surgeries is relatively high and most animals respond well, recovering quickly and without complications. Of course, veterinarians must also be honest with owners, and the animal's appearance does undergo some changes. Especially after jaw removal, the tongue may fall out or fall out. Drooling may be noticeable after surgery and food may even fall out.

Like other tumors, when a malignant tumor is removed, most patients still require further chemotherapy. It is important to treat thoroughly and prevent recurrence. Again, tumors or cancerous lesions are not necessarily scary and hopeless. The most important thing is early detection and appropriate treatment.

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