People having any symptom of oral cancer can visit our clinic to get checked by our experienced dentists and doctors. If the doctors at our clinic suspect that you have any signs or symptoms of oral cancer then you may be recommended for oral cancer biopsy. Oral cancer biopsy conducted at our centres is done by highly skilled and experienced professionals to determine if you have oral cancer cells. Oral cancer biopsy is considered to be the most authentic analysis to test if you have oral cancer or not.
We have excellent oral cancer biopsy testing procedure. For the purpose of oral cancer biopsy, a sample of your tissues or cells is collected by the doctor. The suspected tumour site, deep inside your neck, lymph node, lips, upper or lower palate etc, plays significant role in deciding oral cancer procedures. There are generally following biopsies undertaken to diagnose your oral cancer:
Incisional biopsy: In this biopsy, a small piece of tissue is cut from the area where the cancer is suspected. The process of this biopsy depends upon the location of the area from where the tissue is to be taken. If the suspected cancer area can be easily assessed then the sample can be taken without any problem. However, if the tumour is at a place deep inside your mouth or throat, then the doctor will give you general anaesthesia to prevent any pain that may happen in cutting the tissue. After extracting tissue from suspected area, it is given to pathologists for biopsy examination.
Exfoliative cytology: This is comparatively simpler biopsy examination process as the doctors at will scrape the suspicious area to collect a sample of your cells. The collected sample of cells is placed on a glass slide stained with dye for further medical examinations. The experts at our clinic will see your cells under a medical microscope. If the experts are able to detect abnormal cells in your sample then they will do a detailed biopsy. This biopsy is generally preferred by our doctors as the first step of investigation of oral tumour if the suspicious area is easily accessible.
Fine-needle Aspiration (FNA) biopsy: If you have lump in your neck then you should visit oral biopsy clinic nearby your location. The doctors at the clinic would examine the suspected lump in your neck and if considered apt they may recommend fine- needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) examination. In this oral cancer biopsy, the surgeon would first numb the place around lump in your neck to prevent any pain. Then the surgeon would use a very thin medical needle to extract cells or fluid from the suspected lump in your neck. This extracted cells or fluid would be given to the pathologists to find out any cancer cell in it.
Preparation for Oral cancer biopsy examination: You would visit our clinic for initial consultation. Our doctors and dentists would do preliminary investigation to determine whether your case ought to be recommended for oral cancer biopsy. After doing thorough preliminary investigation, if the doctors recommend oral cancer biopsy then they would suggest appropriate preparations that you would have to do for oral cancer biopsy examination.
The doctors and dentists would recommend appropriate pre-examination preparations to you. This pre-biopsy preparation depends on your lump or sore sites, whether it is easily accessible or not. It also depends on whether you would be given any anaesthesia for oral cancer biopsy. Our doctors may also suggest you to hold on medicines that you may be taking before they would do your oral cancer biopsy. When you visit our centres, you should certainly discuss your existing medical conditions in detail with our experienced doctors.
The experienced doctors and surgeons at the Esthetic Clinics would make your oral cancer biopsy process smooth and painless. Oral cancer biopsy conducted by our experienced doctors is usually painless. You may feel pin prick at the site where the doctor may inject local anaesthesia or where the doctor would inject to take out sample of cells for oral cancer biopsy examination.
It is common to have some swelling and bleeding during and post oral cancer biopsy procedure. The doctor may advise you to place ice pack at the site and around the site where injection was injected to give local anaesthesia. Similarly, they may ask you to keep ice pack at the surgery site from where sample was collected for oral cancer biopsy examination. It will help in healing surgical wounds faster and lessening of any minor pain if you have.
Doctors would put a gauze pack at surgical site to stop bleeding or oozing of blood. The doctor may suggest you to keep the gauze pack at the biopsy site for next 30 minutes to stop bleeding. If the doctor feels, then he may change the gauze pack before you leave the oral cancer biopsy centre after biopsy procedure.
Oral cancer biopsy is usually outpatient procedure hence after the biopsy you would be able to go about your day. Our doctors at The Esthetic clinics would suggest appropriate guidance post oral cancer biopsy procedure. Post oral cancer biopsy advices also depend upon your existing medical conditions. The doctor would recommend post biopsy procedure advices depending upon the site of tumour (mouth or neck or lymph nodes), local anaesthesia (injected or not injected), site of injected local anaesthesia etc.
The doctor may usually advise following instructions:
Oral cancer biopsy is conducted by extracting sample of cells from suspected tumour site. Oral cancer biopsy cost in India depends upon the suspected tumour site, injection of local anaesthesia, etc. The location of the suspected tumour site, like deep inside neck or underneath your tongue or upper or lower palate or lymph nodes, is vital for conducting oral cancer biopsy. Oral cancer biopsy cost also depends upon your pre-existing medical conditions. We can assure you that the cost of oral cancer biopsy conducted by our experienced doctors at The Esthetic Clinics are quite competitive.
At The Esthetic Clinics, we have extensive dentistry where we treat many types of dental ailments. We have best dentists, doctors and surgeons who would make your cancer biopsy very smooth and painless. Our doctors and surgeons are led by Dr Debraj Shome, who has been awarded the best plastic surgeon in India. He is also a very well-known celebrity surgeon as he has treated many celebrities in Mumbai. We have good dentists and doctors to give you good first consultation before your oral cancer biopsy procedure.
You can visit our clinic for best initial consultation for your mouth or teeth related issues, pre-oral cancer biopsy consultation, oral cancer biopsy procedure, post-oral cancer biopsy consultation and cosmetic and plastic surgeries.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.