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How do you get rid of a mouth cancer?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Radiation, surgery.

Local disease is treated with surgery or radiation, with curative intent.
Locally advanced disease also gets surgery and radiation, but chemotherapy with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil and radiation is as just as good. Recurrent or metastatic disease is treated palliatevely with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil or paclitaxel. These patients are often malnourished and have other illnesses.

In brief: Radiation, surgery.

Local disease is treated with surgery or radiation, with curative intent.
Locally advanced disease also gets surgery and radiation, but chemotherapy with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil and radiation is as just as good. Recurrent or metastatic disease is treated palliatevely with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil or paclitaxel. These patients are often malnourished and have other illnesses.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Discuss with your MD

There are many types of mouth cancers- lip r, oral tongue , base of tongue , hard palate etc.
Which one? However, usually with oral cancer- if surgery can be done- surgery is the best then +/- radiation or radiaton and chemo. If surgery can't be done- radiation/chemo would be the option vs radiation only. In advanced stage-chemo is the treatment. Discuss with you doctors. See further- www.Nccn.Com.

In brief: Discuss with your MD

There are many types of mouth cancers- lip r, oral tongue , base of tongue , hard palate etc.
Which one? However, usually with oral cancer- if surgery can be done- surgery is the best then +/- radiation or radiaton and chemo. If surgery can't be done- radiation/chemo would be the option vs radiation only. In advanced stage-chemo is the treatment. Discuss with you doctors. See further- www.Nccn.Com.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 3 ways

3 ways. Resection (cut cancer out).
Add radiation therapy (advanced disease), chemotherapy (advanced or incurable disease).

In brief: 3 ways

3 ways. Resection (cut cancer out).
Add radiation therapy (advanced disease), chemotherapy (advanced or incurable disease).
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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