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Can cyberknife surgery be used for a mouth cancer (squamous cell carcinoma)?

Can cyberknife surgery be used for a mouth cancer (squamous cell carcinoma)?

Yes but questionable: While the answer to your question is technically "yes" the real question is is it the best modality to be used? For a variety of reasons, other surgical approaches may be more effective at treating this cancer and the choice is best made after extensive discussions with oncologists surgeons and radiologists familiar with the patient's specific illness as well as numerous treatment alternatives. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How do I know I have mouth cancer?

You would'nt: Oral cancers are very difficult to see when small, but dental professionals have additional technology to identify these such as vizilite or velscope - both offer information on youtube. If you suspect something see your dentist asap as oral cancers are very agressive and may spread metastatically. Cure rates have not dropped in 40 years. ...Read more

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What is a way to get mouth cancer?

What is a way to get mouth cancer?

Genetic Mutation: A genetic mutation occurs which causes the cancerous cells to divide uncontrollably and to not die off. This mutation can be from a genetic predisposition, but more often in the mouth it is cause by a carcinogenic agent, such as the use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have mouth cancer?

How do I tell if I have mouth cancer?

Changes in mucosa: White patches, ulcer, indurated/hard area, bleeding, may suggest cancer. Diagnosis may require biopsy and examination of tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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How is mouth cancer diagnosed usually?

How is mouth cancer diagnosed usually?

Physical exam and: Biopsy. Oral cancers are generally mass lesions, that ulcerate and bleed. If suspected the lesion is excised or biopsied so that the affected tissue can be examined by a pathologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are ways you can get mouth cancer?

Oral cancer: Any chronic habits such as alcohol or tobacco, fractured teeth and dentures, and genetics. ...Read more

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How can I know if i may have mouth cancer?

How can I know if i may have mouth cancer?

See a dentist: You need to have a dentist evaluate your mouth to look determine if you have suspicious areas that need a biopsy. Biopsies give the definitive diagnosis of oral cancer. ...Read more

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What are the odds I could already have mouth cancer ?

What are the odds  I could already have mouth cancer ?

Low: If you have no mass, lump, ulcer, bleeding area, discolored area or white patches in your mouth, the odds of you having mouth cancer are very low. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Mouth Cancer (Definition)

Cancer or the mouth or oral cancer. See an oral surgeon or ...Read more