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A 21-year-old female asked:

can mouth cancer be cured?

5 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 39 years experience
Oral cancer: As in any cancer, early detection and treatment is crucial to the best possible prognosis to any cancer remission.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes, it can: But it needs to be caught early and treated accordingly. The larger the lesion, the more of your hard and soft tissue needs to be removed to excise the tumor.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
ENT doc: Yes. The medical specialist with the most expertise in oral cancer is the ENT doc. In some areas, oral & maxillfacial surgeons are superior. Get a referral.
Dr. Joseph Wineman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Oral cancer: Historically the death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high not because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development. - See more at: http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/facts/#sthas If you think you have oral cancer do not delay in getting a biopsy and/or treatment early. See your dentist/oral surgeon NOW!
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Definitely, yes: Oral cancer is easily cured if treated in its earlier stages.

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