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Oral cavity cancer treatment with chemotherapy

Oral cavity cancer treatment with chemotherapy
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Overview

Type of care

Outpatient

Method

Non-surgical

About the offer

The feature of oral cancer is rapid growth and cell division. It is the basis of chemotherapy. Toxic substances travel throughout the body with blood flow. They kill rapidly dividing cells and slow down or stop their growth. Chemotherapy affects the whole body, but at the same time, most healthy cells may recover. Chemotherapy for oral cavity cancer is part of a comprehensive treatment. It can be prescribed as a supplement to surgery, before or after it, as an independent method, and in combination with radiotherapy. Treatment regimens are based on the simultaneous use of several groups of cytostatics. Such polychemotherapy reduces the risks of developing protective mechanisms in cancer cells and increases the treatment effectiveness. As a rule, chemotherapy is carried out in courses with breaks of 2 weeks. After that, medications are taken according to a schedule, followed by a rest period. However, chemo cycle schedules can be once a week, every three or four weeks. Medications for oral cavity cancer are usually administered orally or intravenously. Yet, in some cases, doctors practice selective intra-arterial chemotherapy. For this purpose, a catheter is inserted into the lingual artery. Due to this, the dose of the active substance reaches the highest values in the affected area, which reduces side effects.

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with an otolaryngologist-oncologist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, electrolytes)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • urinalysis
Diagnosis
  • CT scan of the head and neck
Treatment
  • pre-procedure patient preparation
  • chemotherapy port placement (on the indication, price is not included)
  • 1st course of systemic chemotherapy for oral cavity cancer
  • post-procedure care
  • symptomatic treatment
Other
  • cost of chemotherapy drugs
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations

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How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 5 days.

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The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

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