The Oral Cancer Foundation states that every hour, oral cancer kills roughly one person in the country. Every year, oral cancer affects about 54,000 individuals, and is responsible for approximately 13,500 deaths in the country.
However, through prompt detection and proper treatment, the outcome for oral cancer can improve. One way to treat oral cancer and to reduce its risk of spreading to other parts of the body is by surgically removing cancer tumors. It may also involve removing the lymph nodes to reduce the risk of spreading.
Oral cancer surgery is a multidisciplinary approach, meaning it would require the help of surgeons, dental practitioners, nutritionists, and restorative specialists. It can also be financially costly, especially to those whose oral cancer has been diagnosed late due to dental negligence. If you believe dental malpractice has been the cause of a delayed oral cancer diagnosis in Milwaukee, consult a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.