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A 37-year-old member asked:

can you please suggest treatment for buccal mucosa cancer?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Oral Cancer: The doctor who diagnosed the cancer should be able to refer you to the appropriate specialists in your area. There are many different types of oral cancers and treatment depends upon which one you have, type, classification, etc. An oral surgeon, a head and neck surgeon and an oncologist might all play a role.
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry 58 years experience
See an oral surgeon: You have to get the lesiun removed. Get to an oral surgeon and have it done asap.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 9 years experience
See a specialist: That lesion need to be surge ally removed along with some radiation therapy if needed, with may be a biopsy 6 month to a year later ..
Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Usually surgery: Oral cancer is usually treated with surgery first.If lymph nodes are involved (or if the suspicion is high that they are involved) a neck dissection may be done.Depending on the results of the surgery, radiation and sometimes even chemo may be added. Buccal cancer is known to be locally aggressive and some advocate radiation after surgery, even for small cancers.Please see a head and neck surgeon.

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Speak to ur surgeon: Your treating dentists and physicians are best prepared to answer this question. They know your condition better than anyone over the internet.

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