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Posted on 7/23/2019 by Dr. Chad Rebhun
|Getting diagnosed with cancer is terrifying. It leads to a lot of questions, including what type of treatment will help. For someone with oral cancer, surgery is one of the possible treatments.
It is important for a person to understand why surgery is the right option and what does it mean to undergo surgery for oral cancer. The more information a person has, the easier it is for the to manage their fears of oral cancer surgery.
Creating a Team
Treating any type of cancer requires a team of people. While most people think about the oral surgeon they will use as the most important person, there are several other members of the team that will play a role in the success of the surgery.
It is important to have someone access your body's readiness for the surgery. This is especially true if general anesthesia is needed. A doctor needs to make sure the rest of your body is up to the surgery. During the surgery, the anesthetist and the technicians all play a role. After the surgery, a dietician can help with coming up with a nutritional plan to follow. It is possible that physiotherapists and speech therapist may help during recovery. It is important to recognize the need for all the different people involved in surgery for oral cancer.
Learning About Oral Cancer
Another good idea is to learn more about oral cancer. You should take time to understand why oral cancer is a problem and the different risk factors is you face. You need to know what the recovery from the surgery entails and what having surgery once means for the future. The more information you have about oral cancer and the surgery, the better you can deal with any issues in the future.
Oral cancer is a serious problem that you should not ignore. Take some time to learn what to do before, during and after surgery so that you do not become a victim. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.