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Types of Oral Cancer

Dr. Anshuman Kumar
19 Sep 2018
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There are 4 types of Oral Cancer which includes Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Oral Verrucous Carcinoma, Oral Lymphomas, and Salivary Gland Tumor.

The types of the oral cancer include that of lips, tongue, gums, inner lining of the mouth and hard and soft palate of the mouth.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma: 90% of the oral cancer starts in the squamous cells of the mouth. Squamous cells are very thin and flat cells.

Oral Verrucous Carcinoma: 5% of all oral cancers are verrucous in nature. This type of cancer is very slow spreading and rarely reaches the distant organs in the body.

Oral Lymphomas: If cancer starts in the lymphatic system of the body, it is known as lymphomas. Base of tongue and tonsils have lymphoid tissue where cancer can start.

Salivary Gland Tumor: This type of tumor starts in salivary glands which are located throughout the lining inside the mouth.


Dr. Anshuman Kumar

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Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Anshuman Kumar is an Onco Surgeon practicing at Vasundhara Enclave, New Delhi. Dr. Anshuman has completed his MBBS (Hons) from Patna Medical College in which he received gold medal for his excellent performance in his acaedemics. Further, he pursued MS in General Surgery from Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. Anshuman has also completed M.Ch in Oncosurgery from Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute (GCRI) Ahmedabad. Later, he has pursued Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (MRCS) from U.K. (Edinburgh). Dr. Anshuman specializes in Head and neck cancer surgeries along with oesophagus cancer surgeries. He has a membership in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and European Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Anshuman is also a member of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology. He has received “Oncologist of the year 2014” Award from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Later, he received “Chanakya Samman 2016” from Government of Jharkhand. He has an experience of more than a decade in the field of cancer treatments. Dr. Anshuman Kumar is currently practicing as a Onco Surgeon at Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital. Book a FREE appointment with Dr. Anshuman Kumar at Elacancer.com.
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