Are there alternative treatments for mouth cancer besides surgery?

Yes. Surgery is the best treatment for early stages of mouth cancer. More advanced cancers may be treated with radiationl, or a combination of radiation and chemotherapy.
It depends/yes. There are combination therapies, like surgery and radiation or surgery and chemotherapy. If it is recurrent or metastatic, there is palliative therapy, but the outcome is not very good with 15% 5 year survival. Surgery or radiation for mouth cancer at an early stage is likely the best scenario with a 75% 5 year survival.

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I am concerned I might be a candidate for mouth cancer or other severe conditions, what should I do about my teeth? I'm scared. I am a 27 y/o female. I have had a numerous amount of work done on my teeth including teeth surgery. I have not taken good care

From . From your question and explanation, you not only have had a lot of treatment completed, but it appears you are still in need for a lot more. Abcessed gingival tissue is indicative of periodontal disease, confirmed by your loose teeth. Sensitivity describes recession of the gums. An abcess like you describe that is spreading is unhealthy and dangerous. I cannot diagnose the sores you described, but they may be recurrent aphthous ulcers. You should see a dentist for this. If you have gotten two or three opinions from trusted dentists in your area who have all given you the same diagnosis regarding your entire mouth, then pick one of them, and follow their advice to remove teeth that are hopeless. At that point you and your dentist can decide how to rebuild your dentition. Best of luck to you. Read more...
As . As always, diagnosing your dental problems without a clinical exam and x-rays is difficult, if not impossible. I can be certain that you need to reassess the current situation. I would feel comfortable calling a periodontist, asking for an evaluation and a referral to a restorative dentist that he feels can be successful with your case. A periodontist is the most likely to want to "save" teeth and will also be familiar with the quality practices in your area. Read more...
You . You are going to have to start again. Go to dentists you respect and have a complete examination and a new x-ray survey. Have the dentist prioritize your treatments dealing with the abscessed teeth first. A decision will need to be made about whether or not all the teeth can be saved. If at all possible save every tooth you can. You will also need to get plenty of rest, eat well. It takes a change of lifestyle to save your teeth. Your dentist may suggest replacing badly damaged and compromised teeth be replaced with implants. Best wishes dr neil mcleod dds dentistrty that lasts - quality that counts. Read more...
It . It does seem as if you have a significant amount of dental problems. You need to see your dentist as soon as you can to begin your path towards dental health. You can take some comfort in the fact that with today's dental care we can offer a lot of alternatives to restore your mouth to health, function and beauty. Work with your dentist to help determine how you can continue to care for your newly restored mouth. Read more...

Suffering with mouth cancer under stage 4b. Doctors suggest chemotherapy after which decision can b taken regarding surgery.

That is reasonable. For stage 4 either chemo or radiation is recommended along with surgery. Wish you a successful treatment and continued strength. Read more...
Best doctors! I'm sorry to hear about your cancer. Even if you had the best doctors answering questions on this website, they would need to see you personally along with all your test results in order to try to advise you. If i were in your position, i would seek the best head and neck surgeon and oncologist, either in or out of your country for consultation.Perhaps get a few opinions. Then follow their advice. Read more...
Try it. Stage 4 is very advanced so try chemo. But beware of the side effects.Surgery can always be done before or after chemo. Read more...
Advanced Case. Advanced cancer. Highest cures with combined surgery/radiation. Make sure your team is experienced. Read more...

Can cyberknife surgery be used for a mouth cancer (squamous cell carcinoma)?

Yes. Cyberknife treatment allows a team of doctors to use radiation to treat head and neck cancers. Cyberknife works with computers and imaging tools to find the location of the tumor and administer high doses of radiation directly to the tumor while sparing surrounding healthy tissue from unnecessary exposure. Read more...
Yes but questionable. While the answer to your question is technically "yes" the real question is is it the best modality to be used? For a variety of reasons, other surgical approaches may be more effective at treating this cancer and the choice is best made after extensive discussions with oncologists surgeons and radiologists familiar with the patient's specific illness as well as numerous treatment alternatives. Read more...
Yes, but. Yes, in selected cases. Most important to to undergo treatment at university medical center with very experienced experts. Read more...

What are some treatments for mouth cancer from doing chew?

Many modalities. Treatment of mouth cancers regardless of what the cause is can involve the use of surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Which of these is used depends on the location, size and spread of the cancer. This will be discussed with you by your physicians. Read more...
Surgery. Cancer requires surgical excision of the cancerous cells. Treatment varies depending on the size and severity of the cancer. It may be a simple removal of a small patch of skin, or it could be massive resection of the face and jawbones accompanied by chemo and radiation therapy. If you are concerned about possible cancer from tobacco use, see your dentist right away for an exam. Read more...
Several. Several types. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing. Read more...

What is the treatment for mouth cancer?

Same as medical. Mouth cancer is treated by excision and is often followed up by chemotherapy and radiation. It is very much like treating cancers any where else in the body. Read more...

Is there any complete treatment of mouth cancer at age 78?

Yes. Age is not a reason to forego possible curative therapy. Much will depend upon the nature and extent of the cancer itself. Read more...
Oral cancer. typically affects smokers older than 50 years of age, but also presenting at a younger age, particularly in nonsmokers. Most oral cancers begin in the tongue and in the floor of the mouth. Like most of the cancers treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Good luck to you. Read more...

My friends mum has mouth cancer and now has 2 months of stem cell treatment. What can they expect?

Depends... The answer to what the prognosis is for someone with oral cancer having stem cell therapy is best sought from someone involved with her care - it is affected by many factors, including the health of the patient, other health issues coexisting, etc. Any specific answer given by someone unfamiliar with the case would be a guess at best. Read more...
Complex. Complex question. Need more facts before question can be answered. For best care with this problem, seek treatment at university medical center. Read more...

Should I be concerned if my friends mum has mouth cancer and now has 2 months of stem cell treatment. Does anyone know how this is done?

Not sure. ...What you mean. Is this a research trial? Most head and neck cancers (squamous) are treated with one or more of the following in different permutations: surgery, radiation, and/or chemo. I guess we need more information to give you a better answer. Read more...
Ask MDs. Sounds experimental. Not the usual treatment for oral cancer. Ask MDs who are doing the treatment about details. Read more...