Oral cancer is also referred to as the cancer of the mouth. The cancer, in this case, may begin in any part of the mouth, such as gums, throat, palate and tongue.
Oral cancer treatment options include surgery, radiaotherapy and chemotherapy. In some cases, a combination of these treatment methods may be used to treat the patient. The choice of treatment depends on the type and extent of oral cancer that the patient is suffering from.
Surgery to remove oral cancer is a common procedure which is performed in a majority of mouth cancer patients. As a apart of the surgery, the affected tumor location in removed along with the lymph nodes present in the neck. This is because there are chances that the tumor may have spread to the nearby lymph nodes as well.
Radiation therapy can be administered externally or internally. Systemic treatment in the form of chemotherapy is also used.
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