Cancer of the Mouth and Throat (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Mouth and Throat Cancer Follow-up
After surgery, the patient will see the surgeon, radiation oncologist, or both if he or she has received chemotherapy. The patient will also follow-up with the medical oncologist.
The patient will also continue to see the medical oncologist according to a schedule he or she will recommend.
Speech and swallowing therapy will continue for as long as needed to restore these functions.
Mouth and Throat Cancer Prevention
The best way to prevent head and neck cancer is to avoid the risk factors.
The patient should ask his or her dentist or primary care professional to check their oral cavity and pharynx regularly to look for precancerous lesions and other abnormalities. The patient should report any symptoms such as persistent pain, hoarseness, bleeding, or difficulty swallowing.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/18/2016
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Must Read Articles Related to Cancer of the Mouth and Throat
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Cancer of the Mouth and Throat:
Mouth and Throat Cancer - Symptoms
What are the symptoms of your mouth and throat cancer?
Mouth and Throat Cancer - Diagnosis
How was your mouth and throat cancer diagnosed?
Mouth and Throat Cancer - Treatment
What was the treatment for your mouth and throat cancer?