Palate cancer treatment
Palatal cancer is a malignant formation in the oral cavity. The disease causes difficulty swallowing and chewing voice problems, and pain. The main treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. In advanced cases, doctors perform a reconstructive operation.
Palate cancer is relatively rare. Formation occurs when a mutation turns healthy cells into abnormal ones; they grow and multiply, forming a mass. The tumor can grow in the anterior (soft) palate or the posterior (hard) palate.
Smoking, alcohol consumption, and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can increase the risk of palatal cancer. Some symptoms of palate cancer include pain when swallowing, bad breath, and mouth sores that do not heal.
To diagnose the disease, doctors perform a biopsy - the study of a tissue sample of the palate tumor in the laboratory. Imaging tests (CT, MRI) show the size of cancer and metastases.
Treatment for palate cancer depends on many factors, such as the tumor size and location. The method of choice is surgery. An oncologist removes cancerous tissue during an operation. Depending on how far cancer has spread, reconstructive surgery may be needed.
Radiation therapy uses intense energy beams (X-rays and protons) to kill tumor cells. Radiation can be used alone or with chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy can be combined with radiation therapy as an alternative to surgery or given after surgery to reduce the risk of cancer returning.
Where can I get Palate cancer treatment?
What are the best clinics for Palate cancer treatment?
Who are the best doctors for Palate cancer?
Prof. Dr. med Harald-Robert Bruch, MSc, PhD from Oncological and Haematological Praxis Clinic Bonn
Prof. Dr. med. Barbara Wollenberg from University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich
Prof. Dr. med. Klaus Dietrich from University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich
Prof. Dr. med. Florian Bassermann from University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Eber from M1 Private Clinic Munich