Oral cancer is the 11th most common cancer in the world. Oral cancer is collective term used for cancer of mucosal lip, tongue, gum, floor of the mouth, palate and cheek. Unfortunately the diagnosis continues to rely on patient’s presentation and physical examination. This many times results in delay in diagnosis resulting detection of oral cancer at a late stage.
Screening for oral cancer include thorough history and physical examination. A clinician visually inspect and palate the head, neck, oral and pharyngeal regions. Signs and symptoms of oral cancer are usually divided into early and late presentation. Usually an early detection results in decreased morbidity and mortality. For confirmative diagnosis of oral cancer biopsy has to be performed.