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Oral cancer – mouth cancer information and locations

Oral cancer or mouth cancer can appear in the oral cavity (lips, cheeks, teeth, gums) or the oropharynx (base of the tongue, tonsils and middle region of the throat).
Treatment for oral cancer depends on cancer’s location and stage. Surgery for oral cancer aims to remove cancer while minimizing any damage to the mouth. During the procedure, the specialist removes the cancerous cells along with nearby healthy tissue to ensure all cancer has been removed. If cancer has spread to other parts of the mouth, the surgeon might remove part of the tongue, jawbone, and lymph nodes in your neck. In addition to surgery, some patients might need to undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
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Benefits
Save up to 48%
Can be minimally invasive
Reduces the risk of recurrence
Can treat oral and oropharyngeal cancers
Down time
3 days
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Oral cancer frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
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 or maxillofacial section to find a top specialist.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.