Oral Cancer Treatment Options
Oral cancer appears in a wide variety of ways, making your options for regaining health equally varied. Consider treatments that best fit your diagnosis and lifestyle with the guidance and care of your dentist or oral surgeon.
What Happens At Stage 0 Oral Cancer?
Stage 0 means cancer is in a centralized location and has not yet spread throughout the mouth or surrounding areas. Removing tissue layers is possible during this stage.
What About Stage I or II Oral Cancer?
During stages I and II, oral cancer has become a small tumor no larger than 1 ½ inches in diameter. Removing the cancerous tumor or tissue is still an option. In addition, a combined treatment of chemotherapy and radiation may successfully target oral cancer.
Which Treatment Options Are Available For Stage III And IV Oral Cancer?
Oral cancer in stage III and IV is considered “advanced.” During stage III, the cancer grows to a size greater than 1 ½ inches and may spread into a patient’s neck, though not to other parts of the body. As the cancer continues to invade healthy tissue and spreads to a size greater than 2 ½ inches, the disease enters stage IV. These stages may require a combination of tumor removal and radiation, or radiation and chemotherapy.
Schedule A Consultation About Oral Cancer Options With Us
At the offices of Shawn Hofkes, DDS, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, brilliant smile. Please call 562-584-4082 today to schedule your dental appointment with us. We welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.