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Is laryngeal or mouth cancer life threatening?
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Extremely
If you are suspecious, get to an oral surgeon immediately.

In brief: Extremely
If you are suspecious, get to an oral surgeon immediately.
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dr. Theodore Ritota
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes it is!
It is all very close to some of your major lymph chanels and it can spread into the neck and beyond.
Many individuals that wait too long need neck disection where they remove lymph nodes in the neck, radiation and chemotherapy as well will follow. Have it taken care of asap, see your dentist for a check up if needed. Tell them of your concerns.

In brief: Yes it is!
It is all very close to some of your major lymph chanels and it can spread into the neck and beyond.
Many individuals that wait too long need neck disection where they remove lymph nodes in the neck, radiation and chemotherapy as well will follow. Have it taken care of asap, see your dentist for a check up if needed. Tell them of your concerns.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Maybe
The extent of disease indicates whether or not it is "curable".
Cancer doesn't always follow the rules we would like to apply to it, but generally speaking the outlook depends on the size of the tumor, presence of spread to lymph nodes in the neck or evidence of distant spread. In advanced cases a pet/ct scan will be ordered to help determine these things.

In brief: Maybe
The extent of disease indicates whether or not it is "curable".
Cancer doesn't always follow the rules we would like to apply to it, but generally speaking the outlook depends on the size of the tumor, presence of spread to lymph nodes in the neck or evidence of distant spread. In advanced cases a pet/ct scan will be ordered to help determine these things.
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
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