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Mouth Cancer Treatment in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America which treat Mouth Cancer patients.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Mouth Cancer is treated at Hospital Universitario Austral

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Mouth Cancer is treated at Galenia Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Marinee Torres Aguilar

Medical Oncology

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Mouth Cancer is treated at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.

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Mouth Cancer is treated at Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

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Mouth Cancer is treated at Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Mouth Cancer is treated at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

CIMA Hospital

A modern, JCI accredited hospital which provides a full range of diagnostic, emergency, medical and surgical services.

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Mouth Cancer is treated at CIMA Hospital

San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Mouth Cancer is treated at San Javier Hospital

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Mouth Cancer is treated at San Angel Hospital

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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Mouth Cancer is treated at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

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About Mouth Cancer Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


Mouth Cancer

Cancer can be defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause the damage to surrounding tissues. Mouth cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. Mouth cancer includes cancer of the tongue, lips, cheeks, the floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses and the throat. If not diagnosed early, mouth cancer can be life threatening.


Types of mouth cancer
  • Squamous cell carcinoma: This is the most occurring case of mouth cancer
  • Verrucous carcinoma
  • Minor salivary gland carcinomas
  • Lymphomas

Symptoms of mouth cancer
  • Swelling and lumps on the lips and gums
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
  • Numbness and loss of feeling in any area of the face, neck or mouth.
  • Difficulty swallowing or chewing, speaking or moving the jaw or tongue
  • Change in voice (hoarseness) and chronic sore throat
  • Pain in the ears
  • Dramatic weight loss

Risk factors for the development of mouth cancer

The risk factors can be categorized under general, genetics and lifestyle

General

  • Gender: Mouth Cancer is twice more likely to occur in males than females.
  • Age: The disease is mainly known to affect those who have attained middle age. The average diagnosis of oral cancer is between the ages of 62 and 55
  • Ultraviolet light: Cancers of the lip are more common among those who work outdoors or others with prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Genetics

  • Genetic syndromes: Some inherited genetic mutations carry a high risk of oral and oropharyngeal cancer. These include Fanconi anemia and Dyskeratosis congenita

Lifestyle

  • Excessive use of tobacco use
  • Excessive intake of Alcohol.

Other Conditions

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection: HPV is a risk factor for oral cancers. People with oral cancers linked to HPV tend to not be drinkers or smokers and usually have a good prognosis.
  • Immune system suppression: Taking drugs that suppress the immune system may increase the risk of oral cancer.
  • Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD): This condition can occur after a stem-cell transplant. The new stem cells may have an immune response against the patient’s own cells, and tissues in the body may also be destroyed as a result. GVHD increases the likelihood of oral cancer, which can develop as soon as 2 years later.

How is oral cancer diagnosed?

As part of your routine dental exam

  • The dentists will conduct an oral cancer screening exam to look for lumps or any irregular tissue around the neck region and oral cavity.
  • The dentist will look for sores or discolored tissue and will check for any symptom associated with mouth cancer.
  • A brush biopsy might be performed by a dentist if any irregular tissue is found in the mouth. These tests are used to detect oral cancer early before it has the chance to spread to other regions

Further tests

If the biopsy confirms cancer you will need further tests to check what stage cancer has reached.Therefore, the tests will examine your lymph nodes, bones, and the tissue near the site of your initial tumor to check for the presence of other tumors.

These tests may include:

  • X-ray
  • Magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) scan
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Positron Emission tomography(PET) scan

The relevant stages associated with mouth cancer are:
  • Low grade - the slowest in spreading
  • Moderate-grade
  • High grade – the most aggressive stage of mouth cancer

Learn more about Mouth Cancer

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