Common Side Effects After Chemotherapy for Oral Cancer

by Jason 4/26/2012 10:28 AM

Side effects of chemotherapy depend on the type and amount of drugs you’re taking. In some cases, based on the chemotherapy drugs you take and on the medicines your doctor prescribes to ease side effects, you may have very limited side effects, or none at all.... more...

Can I Get Checked for Oral Cancer Before I Have Symptoms?

by Jason 4/25/2012 11:10 AM

Oral cancer may be easier to treat if it is found early. Screening tests can identify the disease even before you have symptoms. For oral cancer, the process is simple. Your dentist looks in your mouth for early signs of cancer.... more...

How Biopsies Diagnose Oral Cancer

by Jason 4/24/2012 1:49 PM

A biopsy is a small sample of tissue that your doctor takes from a suspicious area. A specialized doctor, called a pathologist, examines this sample under a microscope to check for cancer. Samples may be taken from your mouth and from lymph nodes in your neck. The biopsy may be done in the doctor’s office or at the hospital.... more...

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