Oral Cancer Treatment

Explore advanced oral cancer treatment options available in China.

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Treatment options for oral cancer depend on factors such as the stage of the cancer, the location and size of the tumor, and the individual’s overall health and treatment preferences. Common treatment modalities for oral cancer include:

  • Surgery: Surgical removal of the cancerous tumor is often the primary treatment for early-stage oral cancers. The surgeon may also remove nearby lymph nodes to assess if the cancer has spread.
  • Radiation Therapy: Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams to target and kill cancer cells. It may be used alone or in combination with surgery to treat oral cancer. Radiation therapy may also be used after surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells and reduce the risk of recurrence.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy involves the use of drugs to kill cancer cells or stop them from growing. It may be used alone or in combination with surgery and/or radiation therapy, particularly for advanced or recurrent oral cancers.
  • Targeted Therapy: Targeted therapy drugs specifically target cancer cells by interfering with specific molecules involved in cancer growth and progression. These drugs may be used in combination with other treatments for certain types of oral cancer.
  • Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy works by boosting the body’s immune system to help it recognize and destroy cancer cells. It may be used as a treatment option for advanced or recurrent oral cancers.
  • Reconstructive Surgery: After surgery to remove a tumor, reconstructive surgery may be performed to restore the appearance and function of the mouth and jaw, particularly if significant tissue removal is necessary.
  • Palliative Care: Palliative care focuses on relieving symptoms and improving the quality of life for individuals with advanced or incurable oral cancer. It may include pain management, nutritional support, and emotional and psychological support for patients and their families.

Treatment for oral cancer is often multidisciplinary, involving a team of healthcare professionals such as surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and supportive care providers. The specific treatment plan is determined based on the individual’s unique circumstances and preferences, with the goal of achieving the best possible outcome while minimizing side effects and preserving quality of life.

 

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