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Fighting mouth cancer through radiation therapy and chemotherapy

Posted on February 12, 2015 4:18 pm under Medical Malpractice

Despite its prevalence in the U.S., mouth cancer is among the many cancer types that are often misdiagnosed. Some dental practitioners in the country veer towards the side of negligence by failing to test unsuspecting lesions in the mouth for cancerous or pre-cancerous characteristics. Unfortunately, missed or delayed oral cancer diagnosis may lead to delayed mouth cancer treatment and eventually a less positive outcome.

Apart from surgery, mouth cancer could also be treated with radiation or through chemotherapy:

  • Radiation therapy – It involves the use of high-energy beams to destroy cancer cells. It can be done externally (the radiation source is outside the body) or internally (the radiation source is inside the body)
  • Chemotherapy – Refers to a treatment regimen that uses drugs to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery may all be used independently or in combination with each other to treat mouth cancer

To know more about how to take legal action after a delayed oral cancer diagnosis in Appleton, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.