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what techniques and technologies are available against oral cancer?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Depends of the stage: The treatment that is recommended for oral cancer really depends on the stage of the cancer. However, all of the three main treamtne modalities (surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy) can be used the management of oral cancer. It really depends on the clinical circumstances.
Dr. Babak Jouhari
Dentistry 24 years experience
Depends: Depends on type and the stage of the oral cancer. It's important to have a regular check up with your dentist early diagnosis improves the effectiveness of cancer treaent. The treatment is in general surgical removal radiation and chimo.
Dr. Abel Loredo
Dentistry 37 years experience
Oral cancer: There are several ways to find and diagnose oral cancer, but the best way to prevent it is to stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, and stop chewing tobacco. Specially chewing tobacco! the constant exposure of your oral tissues to the irritants and carcinogens in tobacco is responsible for most of the oral cancer we see in the mouth. Stop now and save yourself a lot of grief.

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Is oral cancer common?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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~35-40K cases/yr: There are about 35-40, 000 oral and pharynx cancers per year in the United States.
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How curable is oral cancer?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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It curable? but: Although the number of deaths each year from oral cancer is astounding, it is highly curable if diagnosed early. Prevention is a key factor in oral cancer and a 90 second dental examination could save your life.
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What are the risk factors for oral cancer?

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Tobacco use: The use of tobacco- either smoking or chewing it is the biggest risk factor.
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Who is more susceptible to oral cancer ?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Smokers, alcoholics: Tobacco + alcohol consumption is underlying over 95 % of all head and neck cancers.
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How does smoking affect oral cancer?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Increases: Smoking and smokeless (chewing) tobacco increases the risk of oral cancer. This can involve any part of the oral cavity - lips, tongue, inside of mouth (palate, buccal mucosae), jaw, and throat.

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