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Is oropharyngeal cancer curable?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Oropharyngeal cancer is potentially curable, depending on the stage.
It is treated either by surgical removal of the tumor, or with radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

In brief: Yes

Oropharyngeal cancer is potentially curable, depending on the stage.
It is treated either by surgical removal of the tumor, or with radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

This area is difficult to surgically remove, however if small enough and with the latest surgical techniques it is possible.
If the lesion is larger and/ or there is lymph node involvement then radiation with chemotherapy can be used and still cure the cancer. Not every patient is cureable and recurrences do happen. It all depends on the extent of disease and sensitivity to treatment.

In brief: Yes

This area is difficult to surgically remove, however if small enough and with the latest surgical techniques it is possible.
If the lesion is larger and/ or there is lymph node involvement then radiation with chemotherapy can be used and still cure the cancer. Not every patient is cureable and recurrences do happen. It all depends on the extent of disease and sensitivity to treatment.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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