What Are the Treatments for Metastatic Mouth Cancer

Q:

What are the treatments for metastatic mouth cancer?

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Metastatic mouth cancers are often treated with radiation therapy, chemotherapy or both. The following are some treatment options.

Radiation therapy
Radiation therapy may be given as brachytherapy, external beam radiation therapy or both.
Radiation therapy may be given at the same time as chemotherapy (called chemoradiation) or it may be used after chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy
Induction chemotherapy may be given and followed with radiation therapy or chemoradiation. Chemotherapy may be given alone to treat symptoms.
Surgery
Surgery may be used to control symptoms. Surgery may be used to remove a tumour that is blocking the airway to make breathing easier.

Talk to your healthcare team and let them help you choose care and treatment for metastatic cancer.

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