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Are oral cancers normally aggressive or non-aggressive and slow?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Aggressive: Most head and neck cancer are relatively aggressive. They can cause symptoms earl and if not treated early can lead to significant decrements in quality of life and a significantly shortened life span. In general any cancer should be considered life threatening regardless of whether it grows fast or slow; it's ability to spread is what makes it dangerous.
Last updated Jul 6, 2012
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