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Oral Cancer Treatment in Europe

Hospitals and medical centers in Europe which treat Oral Cancer patients.

Cyberknife Center Hamburg

CyberKnife Center of Hamburg has an excellent track record for cancer treatment with the use of high technology. Among others, they specialize in CyberKnife radiosurgery, radiation oncology, stereotactic radiotherapy, diagnostic radiology.

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Oral Cancer is treated at Cyberknife Center Hamburg

6 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Dr. Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt

Chairman and CEO, Radiotherapist -- Radiosurgery, Cyberknife Technology and Benign Diseases Specialist

Dr. Fabian Fehlauer

Medical Director, Radiotherapist -- Oncology and Palliative Care Specialist

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Oral Cancer is treated at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Acibadem Taksim Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

With a capacity of 99 beds and 6 operating rooms, Acıbadem Taksim Hospital is designed for all the different stages of diagnosis and treatment.

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Oral Cancer is treated at Acibadem Taksim Hospital

Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Oral Cancer is treated at Hygeia Hospital

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Oral Cancer is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Oral Cancer is treated at HM Hospitales

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Oral Cancer is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

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Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

Neolife Oncology Center, Istanbul, Turkey

A modern dedicated Oncology center equipped with advanced technologies and treatment modules such as the TrueBeam Radiotherapy device and PET-CT scanners. Neolife team consists of 20 Oncologists and a supporting staff of 40.

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Oral Cancer is treated at Neolife Istanbul

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Prof. Ufuk Abacıoğlu

Head of Oncology Department

Dr. Nesrin Aslan

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

Acibadem University Atakent Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Acıbadem Atakent University Hospital is designed as a comprehensive hospital that serves in all fields, and draws attention with its cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, nuclear medicine, and oncology branches.

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Oral Cancer is treated at Acibadem University Atakent Hospital

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Oral Cancer is treated at Medipol Mega University Hospital

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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Faruk Köse

OB-GYN, Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Specialist

Prof. Dr. Seniye Sema Anak

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Specialist

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About Oral 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.


What is oral cancer?

Oral cancer is a type of cancer where a tumor develops on the surface of the mouth, lips, tongue or gums. Oral cancer can also present in the salivary glands, tonsils and the pharynx although these are less common.


Types of mouth cancer include:
  • Squamous cell carcinoma: This is when cancer attacks the squamous cells found in the inside of the mouth.
  • Oral malignant melanoma: This is when cancer starts in melanocytes, cells which help give the skin its colour.
  • Adenocarcinomas: This is when cancer develops in the salivary glands.

Who is at risk of Oral Cancer?
  • Male people above the age of 50
  • People who smoke cigarettes, cigars or pies.
  • People who use smokeless tobacco
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • A family history of cancer.
  • Excessive sun exposure, especially at a young age.
  • People infected with human papillomavirus

Can I reduce the risk of developing oral cancer?

The most effective ways to prevent mouth cancer from developing and preventing the recurrence after successful treatment include:

  • Not smoking
  • Drinking alcohol moderately or not at all
  • Eating a diet with plenty of citrus fruits, fresh vegetables, fish and olive oil.
  • Regular dental check-ups.

What Are the Symptoms of Oral Cancer?
  • Rough spots, lumps, crusts, swellings, or eroded areas on the gums, lips, or other areas inside the mouth
  • The development of white or red patches in the mouth lining.
  • A feeling that something is caught in the back of the throat
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving the jaw or tongue
  • A chronic sore throat and hoarseness.
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Ear pain

Diagnosis

If you experience any symptoms that may indicate oral cancer, your dentist or doctor will examine the inside of your mouth and parts of your neck. Your doctor will ask you questions about your health and history of illnesses and dental problems. Be sure to tell your dentist or doctor if you use or even have used tobacco in any form.

The following tests may be done to diagnose if you have oral cancer and if so how far it has spread.


Treatment
  • Biopsy: A small tissue sample called a biopsy usually is taken. There are different types of biopsy which include: Brush biopsy or exfoliative cytology, incisional biopsy, a fine-needle-aspiration biopsy (FNA), mucosal staining and chemiluminescent light.
  • Imaging tests: These may include: CT or CAT (computed axial tomography) scans, PET (positron emission tomography) scans, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans, Chest and dental X-rays, Barium swallow and endoscopy.
  • There are three main treatment options for mouth cancer. They are:
  • Surgery: The cancerous cells are surgically removed. Sometimes, some of the surrounding tissue is also removed. Surgery is usually recommended if the tumor is small and if surgery is likely to result in complete removal of cancerous cells.
  • Chemotherapy: Powerful medications are used to kill cancerous cells. Sometimes chemotherapy is used in conjunction with surgery.
  • Radiotherapy: High energy X-rays are used to kill cancerous cells. Radiotherapy can be combined with chemotherapy and surgery if the cancer is advanced.


Surgeries for oral cancers include:
  • Maxillectomy which can be done with or without orbital exenteration.
  • Mandibulectomy which is the removal of the mandible or lower jaw or part of it.
  • Glossectomy which is tongue removal. It can be partial, hemi or total.

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