How do I prepare for surgery?
Your doctor will ask you to stop smoking immediately and to refrain from doing it after the procedure.
How much tissue needs to be removed?
This is related directly to the extent of cancer. With earlier stages of cancer only the tumor and nearby tissues are removed, but, if cancer has spread to other parts of the body like jawbone, tongue, or neck the surgeon will need to remove more tissue.
Surgery will affect my speech?
Surgery might change the tone of your voice or your speech won’t be as clear as it was before surgery. It is recommendable to go to language and speech therapy after surgery.
Can I have reconstructive surgery after the procedure?
Depending on the extent of cancer, some patients might need reconstructive surgery to restore the appearance and function of the affected tissues. Visit our plastic surgery
section to find a top specialist.