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What is the treatment for buccal mucosa cancer?

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... my patient had buccal mucosa cancer and ealrly detection done. size was 1.5 cm*0.8 cm*0.4cm depth. undergone surgery. now what we should know? weather this is a life threating ?
Thu, 9 Jul 2015
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Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Buccal mucosa cancer if localised and not metastatic than enblock resection with negative margins is the treatment of choice for it.
So get done surgery for this.
Usually post operative chemotherapy and radiotherapy is not needed for small size tumour.
So in your patient 's case, only surgery is required.
And prognosis is very good in buccal mucosa cancer.
Usual life expectancy is more than 10 years.
So no need to worry much for this. This is not life threatening cancer.
Ask patient to avoid hot and spicy food. Avoid hard to chew food. Avoid habit of tobacco chewing if he has this habit. Start multivitamin and antioxidants tablet.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further.
Wishing good health to your patient. Thanks.
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What is the treatment for buccal mucosa cancer?

Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. Buccal mucosa cancer if localised and not metastatic than enblock resection with negative margins is the treatment of choice for it. So get done surgery for this. Usually post operative chemotherapy and radiotherapy is not needed for small size tumour. So in your patient s case, only surgery is required. And prognosis is very good in buccal mucosa cancer. Usual life expectancy is more than 10 years. So no need to worry much for this. This is not life threatening cancer. Ask patient to avoid hot and spicy food. Avoid hard to chew food. Avoid habit of tobacco chewing if he has this habit. Start multivitamin and antioxidants tablet. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your patient. Thanks.