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What are the problems after oral cancer surgery?

What are the problems after oral cancer surgery?

Yes: Most problematic is the lack of saliva. This amazing juice has countless functions including lubrication, digestive enzymes, antibacterial proteins and as yet unknown properties. Your ENT dr has some helpful ideas. ...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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My uncle have oral cancer a year ago , surgery and radian used , now again cancer repeated and doctor (a k dewan) starts giving kimo. Will he fine?

My uncle have oral cancer a year ago , surgery and radian used , now again cancer repeated and doctor (a k dewan)  starts giving kimo. Will he fine?

Maybe: Depends on the type of cancer, how aggressive it is/was and where it was located in the oral cavity. Squamous cell cancers have the worst prognosis long term. Hope all goes well for you and your uncle. ...Read more

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Post prostate cancer surgery problem bladder neck contracture. Please help me with this?

Post prostate cancer surgery problem bladder neck contracture. Please help me with this?

Depends: Mild BNC urethral dilation. More significant BNC:cystoscopy & making a cut in the scar tissue.Severe BNC:Simultaneous telescope through urethra & through tiny incision above pubic bone & laser incision is done to minimize tissue trauma.Hope you have a minor BNC. Good luck ...Read more

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When a person has breathing problems, and was told not to be put to sleep during surgery and was, what are the effects. My husband had bladder cancer surgery feb14, i informed them two weeks of the surgery of his breathing problems and stated he was not s

When a person has breathing problems, and was told not to be put to sleep during surgery and was, what are the effects. My husband had bladder cancer surgery feb14, i informed them two weeks of the surgery of his breathing problems and stated he was not s

I : I am so sorry that this has happened to your husband. The important issues are: how alert your husband is, in other words, is he neurologically intact, and if he has stable vital signs, such as his pulse and blood pressure, or does he need medications to support his heart function. You can ask his doctor what he thinks about your husbands neurologic and cardiac function. I will wish the best for your husband. ...Read more

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My mother had a breast cancer surgery 3 months ago and is now taking arimidex (anastrozole). She has lost about 2kg of weight. Any problems?

My mother had a breast cancer surgery 3 months ago and is now taking arimidex (anastrozole). She has lost about 2kg of weight. Any problems?

Not yet: If it continues it would be a problem. Your mom has been through a lot and her appetite is probably not normal. She should keep an eye on it and make sure her doctor is aware of her weight. ...Read more

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What are the chances of living if you get liver cancer surgery?

What are the chances of living if you get liver cancer surgery?

Depends on type: Survival after surgery for liver cancer depends on the nature of the cancer, whether it is primary (cancer is from the liver), or secondary (cancer goes to the liver). It also depends on the underlying condition of the liver, does it have cirrhosis? It depends on the size and number of cancer lesions and whether other structures in the liver are affected. Lastly it depends on the type of surgery. ...Read more

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What are your chances of living after you get liver cancer surgery?

What are your chances of living after you get liver cancer surgery?

Depends: It is hard to say as it will depend on the type of cancer you have, the staging and the biology of the cancer. You should discuss in detail with your oncology team. ...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