Is oral squamous cell carcinoma curable?

Is oral squamous cell carcinoma curable?

Is oral squamous cell carcinoma curable?

It can be cured if found and treated at an early stage (when it’s small and has not spread). A healthcare provider or dentist often finds oral cancer in its early stages because the mouth and lips are easy to exam. The most common type of oral cancer is squamous cell carcinoma.

What are the chances of surviving throat cancer?

Glottis (part of the larynx including the vocal cords)

SEER stage 5-year relative survival rate
Localized 83%
Regional 50%
Distant 44%
All SEER stages combined 77%

What is the most common type of throat cancer?

Squamous cell carcinoma develops in the thin, flat cells that line much of the throat. These cells look like fish scales when checked under a microscope. This type of throat cancer is the most common in the United States.

What is the survival rate of squamous cell carcinoma of the throat?

The 5‐year relative survival rates for localized laryngeal cancer is 77.4%, with regional involvement, the survival decreases to 44.7% at 5 years, and only 33.3% of patients with distant disease survive 5 years. The 5‐year relative survival rates for supraglottic cancers, according to the SEER database, is 46%.

What is the most common site for oral squamous cell carcinoma?

Oral squamous cell carcinoma occurred more frequently in patients older than 60 years. The tongue was the most commonly affected site (53%), followed by the buccal mucosa (9.5%) and maxillary gingiva (9%).

What’s the main cause of throat cancer?

Tobacco use (in any form) and excessive alcohol consumption are the two greatest risk factors for developing throat cancer. Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is increasingly linked to throat cancer as well, especially in younger people.

Does squamous cell carcinoma spread fast?

Squamous cell carcinoma rarely metastasizes (spreads to other areas of the body), and when spreading does occur, it typically happens slowly. Indeed, most squamous cell carcinoma cases are diagnosed before the cancer has progressed beyond the upper layer of skin.