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How curable is oral cancer?

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3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on Stage

Oral cancer is "staged" based on size of tumor, lymph node involvement and metastasis tnm. Stage 1 is less than 2 cm with no nodes or mets t1n0m0; stage 2 is 2-4 cm with no nodes or mets t2n0m0; stage 3 is greater than 4 cm t3n0m0; stage 4 is reserved for any mets and/or multiple nodes.
5-year survivals are 95/75/40/5% respectively for stage 1/2/3/4.

In brief: Depends on Stage

Oral cancer is "staged" based on size of tumor, lymph node involvement and metastasis tnm. Stage 1 is less than 2 cm with no nodes or mets t1n0m0; stage 2 is 2-4 cm with no nodes or mets t2n0m0; stage 3 is greater than 4 cm t3n0m0; stage 4 is reserved for any mets and/or multiple nodes.
5-year survivals are 95/75/40/5% respectively for stage 1/2/3/4.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: It curable? but

Although the number of deaths each year from oral cancer is astounding, it is highly curable if diagnosed early.
Prevention is a key factor in oral cancer and a 90 second dental examination could save your life.

In brief: It curable? but

Although the number of deaths each year from oral cancer is astounding, it is highly curable if diagnosed early.
Prevention is a key factor in oral cancer and a 90 second dental examination could save your life.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Individual outcomes

It is dependent on the stage of development of the cancer. Each case is individual.
However, early cancers (stage I and stage II) are highly curable. Oral cancer can be cured when detected early.

In brief: Individual outcomes

It is dependent on the stage of development of the cancer. Each case is individual.
However, early cancers (stage I and stage II) are highly curable. Oral cancer can be cured when detected early.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Depends

Depends on the stage of the cancer.
Very good if caught early. Important to have best cancer team. In your area, get treatment at Stanford Medical Center.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the stage of the cancer.
Very good if caught early. Important to have best cancer team. In your area, get treatment at Stanford Medical Center.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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