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Do Doctors See A Lot Of Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer
Risk for HPV: The risk for contracting hpv infection during oral sex is high if your partner is known to be hpv +. There is a strong relationship between hpv infection with increased risk of developing certain cancer including oropharyngeal cancer and cervical cancer over period of time. Thus, a safe sex habit, hpv vaccination, papsmear screening are recommended and f/u with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are ent's the surgeons recommended for oropharyngeal cancer? Do plastic surgeons or others get involved?
Yes ENT doctor best: An ENT doctor with good oncology training should by able to remove the cancer and perform any necessary reconstructive surgery. Occasionally, an ENT cancer specialist will work with a reconstructive plastic surgeon in order to work more efficiently or when an unusual reconstruction is required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: It depends on the staging. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are modalities that we use to treat oropharyngeal cancer. Whether one needs chemotherapy first prior to surgery then surgery or chemo and radiation only -or surgery and chemo/radiation etc- all will depend on the stage. Multiple disciplines/specialties many times are required. ...Read more
Anything: Cancer can have no symptoms at all or can have areas of soreness and difficulty in performing everyday functions, such as eating, talking, etc. If you have any concerns at all, it is best to visit your dentist or ENT physician so he/she can rule out any possibilities of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an Oral Surgeon: Oral cancer is a killer... Stage 4 is very advanced. You need to consult the best oral surgeon in your area. We recommend pre-cancer screenings to every dental patient. Oral cancer foundation is a national public service, non-profit with information available on prevention, education, surgery, causes, research. Donations are welcomed. www.oralcancerfoundation.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the type: Oropharyngeal cancer can be removed and treated. I have recently had two patients have successful treatment of stage four oropharyngeal cancer and are both in remission. Get under the care of a good university based program and make sure the treating surgeons and oncologists meet regularly to treat your type of cancer with the latest methods. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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