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How common are aggressive tumors found in the jaw area?
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Tumors in the jaw area can be oral cancers invading into the jawbone or rarely bone cancers of the jaw.
These cancers can occur in the setting of chronic alcohol use, smoking, chewing tobacco. A thorough oral exam by an oral surgeon or ENT physician is a start to get an accurate assessment.

In brief: Depends
Tumors in the jaw area can be oral cancers invading into the jawbone or rarely bone cancers of the jaw.
These cancers can occur in the setting of chronic alcohol use, smoking, chewing tobacco. A thorough oral exam by an oral surgeon or ENT physician is a start to get an accurate assessment.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Exam
Have an oral surgeon or ENT examine you.
You need to know what you have before we talk about treatment, outcomes or numbers. Good luck. Do not smoke or chew smokeless tobacco.

In brief: Exam
Have an oral surgeon or ENT examine you.
You need to know what you have before we talk about treatment, outcomes or numbers. Good luck. Do not smoke or chew smokeless tobacco.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology
In brief: More common
Cancer near the jaw area (oropharynx) is getting more common because hpv (human papilloma virus) infection particularly in young non smoking male.
Previously it's more common in older male who are smokers but now demographics has changed. But this type of hpv related oropharyngeal cancer is very treatable and has high survival rate after chemoradiation.

In brief: More common
Cancer near the jaw area (oropharynx) is getting more common because hpv (human papilloma virus) infection particularly in young non smoking male.
Previously it's more common in older male who are smokers but now demographics has changed. But this type of hpv related oropharyngeal cancer is very treatable and has high survival rate after chemoradiation.
Dr. Gene Wong
Dr. Gene Wong
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