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Treatment Options

Treatment options may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or any combination of these treatments.

  • Chemotherapy uses anti-cancer drugs to kill or stop the growth of cancer cells
  • In surgery, a surgeon may remove the tumor in the mouth or throat and any neighbouring tissues or lymph nodes
  • Radiation uses high-energy radiation beams to eliminate cancer cells or stop them from growing
  • Radiation therapy consists of external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy or internal ¬†radiation therapy.
  • External beam uses localized high energy radiation beams to eliminate cancer cells and keep them from growing
  • Brachytherapy uses a radioactive substance, usually in the form of seeds which are placed directly into or near the cancer which helps to shrink the tumor

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