He had cancer in mouth doctor suggested chemotherapy of 2 to 3 cycle after response of this cycle operation will planned so kindly give information about chemotherapy is essential before operation is required.
MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
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Surgery is primary form of tretment for oral cavity cancer. As chemotherapy has not a very defining role in operable cases of oral cavity. Only in vary advance disease and selected cases when surgical oncologist consider it as upfront inoperable they advise to give chemotherapy. As such standard of care is surgery followed by adjuvant radiation therapy or chemoradiotherapy in some cases.
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