What is oral cancer?

Oral cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the oral cavity. Oral cancers are relatively common and are highly curable if found and treated at an early stage.

Oral cancer treatment

Oral cancer is curable, especially if it is found early. Your Baylor Scott & White Health team will be able to answer questions you have about treatment options and side effects.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of oral cancer, and personal preferences. Oral cancer treatment options may include:

  • Surgery
  • Quimioterapia
  • Terapia de radiación
  • El manejo del dolor
  • Clinical trials (when appropriate)

Specialized centers for oral cancer treatment

Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas​

The Head and Neck Cancer Program at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas is staffed by a team of medical and surgical oncologists, as well as oral surgeons to offer advanced solutions for patients diagnosed with all stages of head and neck cancers.

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth

The Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Program at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth combines medical expertise and advanced solutions for treating patients with all stages of head and neck cancers.

Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple

Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers a multidisciplinary head and neck cancer team, including oncologists, oral surgeons, nutritionists and many others, to care for you.