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Can radiation therapy cure oral cancer?
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are defined areas such as floor of the mouth, tongue, gums, retromolar trigone, palate, etc.
Combinations of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy are used. Earlier stages have high probability of cure, more extensive stages (even those to lymph nodes) can be cured with combinations of radiation and chemotherapy but to a lesser percentage of probability.

In brief: Yes
There are defined areas such as floor of the mouth, tongue, gums, retromolar trigone, palate, etc.
Combinations of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy are used. Earlier stages have high probability of cure, more extensive stages (even those to lymph nodes) can be cured with combinations of radiation and chemotherapy but to a lesser percentage of probability.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Oropharyngeal CA
Yes. There is recent increase in incidence of human papilloma virus (hpv) related oropharyngeal cancer such as tonsillar cancer in young non smoking male.
These cancer can present as fast growing tumor with early spread to the lymph glands. However they are very sensitive to chemoradiation and has high chance of control and cure.

In brief: Oropharyngeal CA
Yes. There is recent increase in incidence of human papilloma virus (hpv) related oropharyngeal cancer such as tonsillar cancer in young non smoking male.
These cancer can present as fast growing tumor with early spread to the lymph glands. However they are very sensitive to chemoradiation and has high chance of control and cure.
Dr. Gene Wong
Dr. Gene Wong
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
In brief: Sometimes
It depends on the type and stage of the cancer.

In brief: Sometimes
It depends on the type and stage of the cancer.
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