Oral cancer is the commonest cancer among the male population in India.
It affects the population which consumes tobacco in chewable or other form or consumes irritants like pan masala and gutkha. Despite widespread awareness about the hazardous effects of tobacco, the incidence of oral and oropharyngeal cancers in India is still significantly high.
Lips, buccal mucosa, tongue, the floor of the mouth, and oropharynx are the different subsites in the oral cavity which can be affected by oral cancer. Histologically, squamous cell carcinoma is the commonest type of oral cancer.
Oral Cancer Surgery in Pune involves the removal of the affected tissues with a wide margin along with the removal of lymph nodes in the neck.
At the time of Oral Cancer Surgery in Pune, if the bone or skin is involved by cancer, they may have to be removed. As a result of the surgery done to eradicate oral cancer, the patient may face after-effects like a scar over the face and neck, deviation of the jaw, malocclusion of teeth, and stiffness in the neck and shoulder.
Reconstruction of the affected segment also forms a part of the surgery for oral cancer.
As a result of Oral Cancer Surgery in Pune, there is a permanent change in speech, swallowing, and appearance of the patient.
With the help of reconstructive techniques and plastic surgery, functional and cosmetic deformities and difficulties can be minimized.
Radiotherapy along with concurrent chemotherapy is often required to be given as adjuvant therapy after surgery for oral cancer. As a result of radiotherapy given for oral cancer, the patient may develop dryness of mouth and loss of taste.
Proper surgical techniques, adequate reconstruction, and additional therapy have helped in improving functional outcomes and disease control after Oral Cancer Surgery in Pune.
Dr. Amit Parasnis is a well-trained and experienced cancer surgeon for Oral Cancer Surgery in Pune who provides rational and ethical treatment for cancer and strives to achieve best oncological outcomes.