Oral Cancer Surgery

Oral cancer that is detected at an early stage, before the cancer cells have spread to other areas of the body, is treated with surgery. Surgical oncologists also perform oral cancer surgery for patients with advanced-stage and recurrent cancers, often in combination with radiation therapy, chemotherapy or targeted therapy. Many oral cancer surgery patients are often concerned about disfigurement.

Advantage: Recent advances in reconstructive surgery mean that appearances can be restored, sometimes with little or no sign of change. Your doctor will work closely with you to ensure that your treatment is appropriate for your health and well-being.

FAQs

How do I prevent oral cancer?

Stopping all the habits of tobacco consumption. Stopping means complete stop to the habit. Reducing the consumption of tobacco does not reduce your risk of cancer. But stopping certainly reduces the risk.

Why is that not all people consuming tobacco have oral cancer?

There are many factors like genetic make of the person, his diet and many unknown factors that increases or decreases the susceptibility of person of having oral cancer. But one thing is certain that tobacco consumption increases your susceptibility by almost 8 times. That means a person consuming tobacco is more prone to have oral cancer or other tobacco related problems.

I have a precancerous lesion in my mouth, would I get cancer?

It depends on whether you continue your habit or not. If you stop your habit then your chances of getting oral cancer decreases drastically. But it is always better to get your precancerous lesion checked by a Dentist.He will suggest the best thing for you and maybe he will take a biopsy sample of the lesion for histopathology check- up.

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