What is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer, also called mouth cancer or oral cavity cancer, is cancer in which cancerous cells grow in the oral cavity. It is found on the lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, and other parts of the oral cavity.
Oral cancer is common, and it can be completely cured if found and treated at an early stage. Any doctor or dentist will often find oral cancer in its early stages because the lips and mouth are easy to examine. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of oral cancer.

Oral Cancer Treatment Cost In India

The cost of oral cancer treatment generally varies according to the city, and the hospital one chooses. The cost of mouth cancer treatment in Hyderabad, Vizag, Aurangabad, Nellore, and Nashik may differ based on the stage of the disease, age of the patient, complixity involved in the treatment etc. The average cost of oral cancer surgery in India is between INR 2,35,000 to INR 5,00,000, depending upon the type of surgery. The minimum cost of mouth cancer treatment in Hyderabad is Rs. 2,30,000, and the maximum is Rs. 5,00,000.

City Average Cost Range
Hyderabad Rs. 2,30,000, and the maximum is Rs. 5,00,000

How To Prepare For Oral Cancer Treatment

  • At the beginning of oral cancer therapy, the doctor will recommend specific blood tests and imaging tests to analyze your overall health.
  • If oral cancer is detected early, doctors will prefer surgery as it has a high success rate in curing cancer so that it does not appear again.
  • If oral cancer has progressed to an advanced stage, treatment with surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy for at least four months is required.

How Is Oral Cancer Treatment Done?


Surgery is the most preferred treatment plan to remove cancer in its early stages. Surgery is used to remove the tumour, it is useful to stop its growth and remove it from the neck. It is also used for reconstructive surgery to rebuild the mouth.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high-energy beams, such as X-rays and particles to destroy or restrict the growth of cancer cells. In cases of an advanced stage of oral cancer, radiotherapy may help reduce signs and symptoms, such as pain.


It is a cancer treatment involving anti-cancer drugs that destroy or restrict cancer cells. It can be used along with radiation therapy in treating cancer.

Targeted drug therapy

Targeted drug therapy cures oral cavity cancer by using drugs that attack proteins in the cancer cells that facilitate their growth process. This therapy is effective in killing or inhibiting the growth of cancer cells..

What Are The Risk Factors For Oral Cancer?

  • Smoking
  • Chewing tobacco or gutkha
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Genetic factors
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV)
  • Poor immune system
  • Excess ultraviolet light from the sun

Our Surgeons

At Medicover, we have the best team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, and oncologists who provide comprehensive care and treatment to the patients.

Why Choose Medicover:

Medicover is the best multi-speciality hospital, providing 24x7 comprehensive care and treatment to patients under one roof. We are equipped with the right tools and technologies, state-of-the-art facilities, top-notch infrastructure, and a team of highly experienced doctors, surgeons, and staff who deliver superior treatment outcomes.We have the most advanced technologies and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists and oncologists who treat oral cancer.