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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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Is oral cancer common?

Is oral cancer common?

~35-40K cases/yr: There are about 35-40, 000 oral and pharynx cancers per year in the United States. ...Read more

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Symptoms of oral cancer?

Symptoms of oral cancer?

Please ask again: It is much better here, where we are limited to just a few lines to respond to be specific about your symptoms and question and not to ask such an open ended ambiguous question that could take a textbook to answer. ...Read more

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How to know I have oral cancer ?

How to know I have oral cancer ?

Scalpel biopsy: The final diagnosis of oral cancers can only be made by a biopsy. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for oral cancer?

What are symptoms for oral cancer?

Varies: Symptoms can vary depending on the stage. There may or may not be pain. A red and white patch. There can be swelling as the cancer progresses. If you feel there is any chance of a cancer, you should see your dentist immediately. ...Read more

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What are some signs of oral cancer?

What are some signs of oral cancer?

White patch: A red or white or red patch on the lips, inside cheeks, gums or tongue that does not go away could be an early sign of oral cancer. A non-healing ulcer is another sign. Don't wait for something to be painful. If you notice anything unusual (like the white patch in the picture), see your dentist or your doctor! ...Read more

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Is 16 too young to have oral cancer?

No: I hope you dont have oral cancer. Please check with your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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What is thickening due to oral cancer?

What is thickening due to oral cancer?

A sign: Thickening of the mucosal lining of mouth can be due to cancer. If you have a problem in the mouth, see an oral surgeon for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have i have oral cancer?

See your dentist: Oral cancer is an ideal cancer to identify early by screening during your routine dental examination. Some dentists may use additional tests (different types of lights to detect abnormal cells) to aid in identifying areas of abnormal cells in your mouth. The goal with oral cancer screening is to identify cancer early. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have oral cancer?

Yes, but: Unlikely at your age. Signs include pain. ulcer, swelling, numb lip or chin, lump in mouth or neck. read or white area. If uncertain, see an oral surgeon for exam/biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)

Oral cancer is any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...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