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Oral Cancer Expertise

Doctors at the Stanford Cancer Center have experience treating patients with cancer in the lip, floor of the mouth, cheek or buccal mucosa, palate, alveolar ridge, and tongue. In addition, specialists are available to provide reconstructive surgery, speech therapy, and swallowing therapy if needed after treatment, and nutritional counseling to make sure that you stay healthy even if eating becomes temporarily difficult.

Additionally, our specialists are experienced in the treatment of patients with base of tongue cancer and have participated in research studying the long-term outcomes of different kinds of radiation therapy for the disease. The base of the tongue plays an important role in speech and swallowing. Stanford Cancer Center speech and swallowing therapists are integrated into therapy early on to help patients rapidly regain function and adapt to anatomical changes that may occur with treatment.

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