Doctor insights on:
How Long Do You Live After Treatment Of Oral Cancer
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
My dad is 65 and has a slow growing tumour on the floor of his mouth. He's had oral cancer 5x & no more treatment is possible. How long does he have?
Signs and Symptoms: Non-healing red and/or white patch or ulcer. Unusual progressive swelling or enlargement of any part of oral tissue. Tooth mobility without cause. Unusual oral or nose bleeding. If concerned, see your dentist for examination and cancer screening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are defined areas such as floor of the mouth, tongue, gums, retromolar trigone, palate, etc. Combinations of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy are used. Earlier stages have high probability of cure, more extensive stages (even those to lymph nodes) can be cured with combinations of radiation and chemotherapy but to a lesser percentage of probability. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Most people do not get cancer from hpv infection. Other factors, such as use of tobacco, alcohol and other infections may increase the risk. Genetic predisposition to hpv induced cancer also plays a strong role. The lag time varies from years to decades. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can take long.: Most patients present at over age 50. Tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco, is certainly a risk factor. There may be few or no symptoms. Mouth cancers can present as non healing ulcers that can be painful. Rarely, there can be painless lymph node enlargement. Patients are staged by size of tumor and lymph node involvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Not always but if you catch it early you definitely have a good chance of a better outcome. If you suspect you or someone you know has oral cancer, please see a dentist as soon as possible. The dentist can biopsy the area and get it analyzed at a lab, or refer you to an oral surgeon to have this done. Stop any bad habits such as smoking, dipping and drinking alcohol in excess. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How long will you live with oral cancer?
- How do they know how long you live with cancer?
- How long do you live with pancreatic cancer?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How long do people typically live after they are diagnosed with prostate cancer?
- How long can you live with lung cancer without treatment?
- How long can you live with pancreatic cancer without treatment?
- How long can you live with kidney cancer without treatment?
- Talk to a oncologist online for free