In New Zealand, the prevalence of oral cancer accounts for about 2% of all cancers. According to the data from cancer.org.nz, about 250 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, and most will be successfully cured if treated early. An average of 60% of patients with oral cancer can survive for more than five years. Oral cancer most commonly occurs in people over the age of 40, and the incidence of men is more than twice that of women.
Oral cancer does not necessarily produce symptoms, so it is often diagnosed at a later stage of its development. Symptoms may include difficulty or pain in chewing, swallowing or speaking; swelling or swelling in the lips, gums or elsewhere in the mouth; with persistent sore throat.
Although there are no proven methods to prevent oral cancer, good oral hygiene and early diagnosis of the condition may be the best way to prevent oral cancer. You can also reduce the risk of oral cancer by trying the following:
If the worst happens, you can claim your health insurance for hospital surgical benefits and hospital medical benefits, non-PHARMAC drug benefits and other welfare terms related to cancer treatment. If you also have New Zealand's Trauma Insurance after meeting the claim requirements, you can also get payment for trauma insurance.
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