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Can tongue cancer be cured in 4th stage?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Yes. H&N: Staging is easy to get to iv, and still be cured. Tongue: oral or base? Nodes: bilat, one side? Need chemo and rt doc that like to work together on these cases. Support team for dental, dietary. Don't give up, find people that want to help.
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
Dentistry 21 years experience
Depends: Cancer it a tricky deal, and i would never say never. It will probably require aggressive chemotherapy, radiation, and possible surgical intervention, but it would be best to consult with your oncologist and the oral/maxillofacial surgeon who will be taking care of you.

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