Treatment of Oral Cancer

The three main tools for treating cancers of the oral cavity are surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. For this reason, you may also meet with specialists from radiation oncology and medical oncology. In some cases of advanced oral cancer, a specialist in reconstructive surgery may become involved to assist with specialized reconstruction.

In general, stage I and stage II cancers require either surgery or radiation therapy to successfully control the cancer. Advanced stage III and stage IV cancers will often require combinations of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, or even the use of all three.

The Mount Sinai Health System excels in treating oral cancer. Our oral cancer specialists function as part of The Tisch Cancer Institute — a multi-disciplinary research and clinical care institution whose membership encompasses all Mount Sinai physicians whose work involves cancer. Our physicians are located at Faculty Practice Associates at Mount Sinai, 5 East 98th Street, New York, NY. Call us at 212-241-9410 to make an appointment. We care, and we can make a difference.