Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery KGMU, Lucknow

941 500 6417

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Treatments for oral cancer

Treatments for oral cancer

If you have oral cancer, your healthcare team will create a treatment plan just for you. It will be based on your health and specific information about the cancer. When deciding which treatments to offer for oral cancer, your healthcare team will consider:
• the size of the cancer
• the stage of the cancer
• the location of the cancer
• your overall health and ability to recover from surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy
• how a treatment will affect appearance and function (such as your speech and ability to swallow and chew)
• your personal preferences
Your healthcare team may include a number of healthcare professionals with special training in treating people with oral cancer, including:
• head and neck surgeon (specializes in surgery of the mouth, jaw, face and neck)
• head and neck reconstructive surgeon (specializes in reconstruction around the head and neckand facial plastic surgery)
• oral and maxillofacial surgeon (specializes in surgery of the mouth, jaws and teeth)
• medical oncologist (specializes in treating cancer with drugs)
• radiation oncologist (specializes in treating cancer with radiation therapy)
• maxillofacial prosthodontist (specializes in replacing lost head and neck tissues and teeth with prosthetics)
• dentist
• speech therapist (speech-language pathologist)
• registered dietitian
• social worker

You may be offered one or more of the following treatments for oral cancer.
Radiation therapy
If you can’t have or don’t want cancer treatment
Follow-up care