Treatment Process of Lip, Tongue, and Oral Cavity
Cancer can spread rapidly around the oral cavity because the mouth area is rich in blood and lymph vessels. That's why early diagnosis is vital. Screening tests should be done as soon as the diagnosis is made.
Cancer spread is most likely to be first seen in the lymph nodes on the throat. Secondly, cancer spreading may be observed in the lungs, brain, and liver.
First of all, the cancerous area must be surgically removed.
Due to the functional features of the region, tissue transplantation should be performed either from the region or from more distant regions using microsurgical methods.
If cancer spreading is suspected, the lymph nodes on the throat should also be surgically removed.Then, chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment should be applied according to the size and spreading of the tumor.
If the diagnosis of cancer is delayed, cancer may have already spread around and it may cause the entire cancerous area to be surgically removed, which can greatly decrease the patient's quality of life and functions.