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A 28-year-old male asked:

Is the success rate in mouth cancer in young adults good or bad?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vandana Kumra
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Many factors determine the successful treatment of mouth cancer. Location, size, spread and possibly papillomavirus association have effects on survival rates, as do treatment rendered.
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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 40 years experience
The earlier it is detected and treated the better the prognosis.
May 7, 2013
Dr. Joseph Deering
10 years experience
Good if early tx: Mouth cancer in very young adults is possible but uncommon. However, if you've been smoking 15 years, especially combined with alcohol use, you're pushing the odds against you. If cancer, treatment must be early to be successful. Have an oral surgeon test it now --or rule it out and give you peace of mind.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
There is: A price for success: disfiguring surgery, removal of parts of the tongue and jaw. Oral and smoked tobacco is the cause in oral cancer, augmented by alcohol. Hpv is associated with throat: base of tingue, tonsil soft palate on down. Those need chemotherapy and radiation, and the price is swallowing touble for life.
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Last updated Jul 11, 2017
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