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Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment (Patient) (cont.)

Treatment Options for Recurrent Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer

Treatment of recurrent lip and oral cavitycancer may include the following:

  • Surgery, if radiation therapy was used before.
  • Surgery and/or radiation therapy, if surgery was used before.
  • A clinical trial of chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy.
  • A clinical trial of hyperthermia therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent lip and oral cavity cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

To Learn More About Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about lip and oral cavity cancer, see the following:

  • Oral Cancer Home Page
  • What You Need To Know About™ Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Prevention
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation
  • Head and Neck Cancer: Questions and Answers
  • Smoking Home Page (Includes help with quitting)

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

  • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
  • Cancer Staging
  • Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Cancer Library
  • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates
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