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What is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer, is a type of cancer that affects any part of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat). Risk factors for oral cancer include smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a history of head and neck cancer, exposure to the sun (for lip cancer), and chewing tobacco or betel nut. Symptoms of oral cancer can include a sore or lump in the mouth that does not go away, painful swallowing, loose teeth, ear pain, a change in the way your dentures fit, a white or red patch on the gums, tongue, or lining of the mouth, and unexplained bleeding in the mouth. Diagnosis of oral cancer typically involves a physical exam, and imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans. If diagnosed, treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy.

Treatment type: Chemotherapy
Treatment goal: Destroy cancer cells using powerful medicines
Route of administration: Oral, Intravenous
Span of chemotherapy: 3 to 6 months or longer
Number of cycles: 4 to 8 cycles
Hospitalisation: No
Success rates: 80% to 90%

Factors that Impact the Cost of Oral Cancer Treatment in Hyderabad

The cost of Oral cancer treatment may vary depending on hospital facilities, medical expertise, pre-treatment costs (consultations, blood tests, and scans), type and duration of treatment you are receiving, and post-treatment costs (follow-up consultation for periodic checks including tests, scans, rehabilitation, and medications).

On average, the cost of oral cancer treatment in Hyderabad ranges between INR 1,50,000 to INR 5,00,000.

These technologies are accessible at a little higher cost. We advise you to have an insurance plan that can cover most of the oral cancer treatment costs.

Sometimes therapy can be selected based on your affordability and preferences too. Discuss with your doctor the available treatment options for your oral cancer within your budget and make an informed decision. To know the cost details for your oral cancer, you can call us at 8008575405 and we will give you an estimate.

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 (Note: The displayed cost values are intended to provide an understanding to the public. The final cost for your treatment will be determined only after consultation with the Doctor. But if you want to know the approximate cost, especially for your case, contact us at 8008575405 and we will give you an estimate.)

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Why Choose Onco Cancer Centres for Oral Cancer Treatment?

Onco Cancer Centres are the world’s first patient-centric cancer care management platform where patients get access to world-class cancer experts and quality accredited diagnostic centres in India. Onco’s care management team provides end-to-end support and helps patients connect with the right oncologists for their treatment. We have a Pan-India Network of diagnostic labs with cutting-edge technology at affordable prices.

We are recognised for providing world-class cancer services at affordable prices. We understand the cost of cancer treatments can be burdensome for both patients and their caregivers. To mitigate this financial toxicity, we have launched the “Onco Care Plus” subscription program through which you can save up to INR 50,000 on cancer treatments. You can also get diagnostic tests with a discount of up to 35%. Check out more exclusive benefits of our subscription program here.

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Chemotherapy Procedures and Benefits

Generally, chemotherapy can be given in two conditions:

1.To treat cancer and control it recurrence:
Chemotherapy treats cancer by destroying rapidly growing cells which is a characteristic of cancer cells. Here, chemotherapy aims to cure cancer completely and prevent the recurrence of cancer. In such cases, the administering chemotherapy is referred to as Curative Chemotherapy. Some cancers that are potentially treated and cured by chemotherapy are lymphomas, leukaemias, and testicular cancers.

2.To shrink the tumours and treat them effectively:
In the case of metastatic cancers (cancer that has spread to different parts the body), chemotherapy can no longer help to cure but is used to shrink the tumours. In such cases, the administering chemotherapy is referred to as Palliative Chemotherapy.

And the cost of chemo drugs varies widely from hundreds to lakhs depending on their efficacy. You can discuss with your doctor about the affordable chemo drugs for you

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Frequently Asked Questions

The average cost for oral cancer treatment starts from INR 1,50,000 to INR 5,00,000. The cost varies depending on the hospitals, doctors’ experience, type of treatment, and advanced technology.

Dentists are the first healthcare professionals to diagnose oral cancer, as they are in a unique position to examine the oral cavity on a regular basis. During routine dental check-ups, dentists perform oral cancer screenings to look for any signs of abnormal growths or changes in the mouth. If oral cancer is detected, dentists may refer patients to specialists such as oral and maxillofacial surgeons, medical oncologists, or radiation oncologists for further evaluation and treatment. It is important to see a dentist regularly for routine check-ups, as early detection is critical for the successful treatment of oral cancer.

The length of recovery from mouth cancer can vary depending on a number of factors, including the stage and type of cancer, the type of treatment, and the overall health of the patient. For some patients, recovery from oral cancer treatment can be a relatively short process, lasting a few weeks to a few months. For others, recovery may take longer and may involve multiple stages. It is important to work with your healthcare team to understand what you can expect during your recovery and to follow their instructions and recommendations to promote healing.

The prognosis and life expectancy for oral cancer vary depending on a number of factors, including the stage and type of cancer, the type of treatment received, and the overall health of the patient.In general, patients with early-stage oral cancer have a better prognosis and a higher chance of long-term survival with prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment. By working closely with your healthcare team and taking an active role in your own health, you can improve your chances of living a long, healthy life after oral cancer.

The speed at which oral cancer grows can vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of cancer, as well as individual factors such as age, overall health, and medical history. If you have any concerns about changes in your mouth or oral health, it is important to see a dentist or doctor as soon as possible for evaluation and treatment if necessary.

The last stage of mouth cancer, also known as metastatic mouth cancer, is the point at which the cancer has spread beyond the primary site in the mouth and into other parts of the body. In this stage, the cancer cells have formed new tumours in other organs, such as the lungs, liver, or bones, and the cancer is no longer localised to the mouth. Regular screenings and prompt treatment for any symptoms can increase the chances of successful treatment and improve the prognosis for patients with mouth cancer.

After oral cancer treatment, patients can expect to experience a variety of physical, emotional, and lifestyle changes. The type and severity of these changes will depend on the type of treatment received, the stage of the cancer, and individual factors such as age, overall health, and medical history. Your healthcare team can provide information on what to expect after treatment and can help you manage any physical, emotional, or lifestyle changes that you may experience. With the right care and support, many patients are able to return to their normal activities and enjoy a good quality of life after oral cancer treatment.

The right doctor for oral cancer treatment will depend on several factors, including the type and stage of cancer, as well as individual factors such as age, overall health, and medical history. Typically, a team of specialists works together to provide comprehensive care for patients with oral cancer. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform biopsies, and may also perform surgery to remove oral cancers. You can ask for recommendations from your primary care doctor, or dentist.

Yes, oral cancer treatment can cause side effects. The type and severity of side effects can vary depending on the type of treatment received and the individual. Some common side effects of oral cancer treatment include pain, swelling, numbness, dental problems, difficulty speaking, swallowing, eating, fatigue, nausea, and dry mouth. Your healthcare team can provide information on the potential side effects of your specific treatment plan and help you manage any side effects that you may experience.

The choice of treatment and its duration depends on the stage of cancer too. Early-stage oral cancer (Stage I & Stage II) can be treated with surgery and combination therapy for a lesser duration, so it will be less expensive whereas advanced-stage oral cancer (Stage III & Stage IV) requires treatment for a longer duration, often with combination therapies, so the cost will be high accordingly. Therefore, the cost varies from person to person depending on the type and stage of oral cancer, the type and duration of treatment, and the patient’s unique needs. Ask your doctor about the approximate final cost of your oral cancer treatment.

The healthcare team for oral cancer treatment typically includes a number of specialists who work together to provide comprehensive care. The specific members of your healthcare team may vary depending on your individual needs and the stage and type of cancer you have. Some of the key members of a typical oral cancer treatment team include oral and maxillofacial surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, dentist, pathologist. Your healthcare team will work together to develop a personalised treatment plan that takes into account your unique needs and goals. It is important to communicate openly with your healthcare team and to ask questions if you have any concerns or need more information.

Onco Cancer Centres are recognised for personalised cancer services at the most affordable prices. You can get the right treatment for your oral cancer that suits you best from well-trained and highly experienced doctors. Not just treatments, our services also include customised nutrition service, continuous assistance from care managers and unlimited access to cancer specialists. All-inclusive, it is a one-stop solution for all cancer-related services.

Ensure your health insurance company covers the services you need. While most insurance companies pay for most of the treatments for oral cancer, the most recent treatments may not be covered. Contact your insurance company before planning the treatment and understand the insurance process.

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