Several types of surgical procedures can be used to treat oropharyngeal cancers. Depending on the location of the cancer and its stage, different procedures may be used to remove the cancer. Surgery is most commonly used for early-stage cancers, those that are small and haven’t spread.
After the cancer is removed, reconstructive surgery can help restore the appearance and function of the areas affected by the cancer or the cancer treatment.
All forms of surgery carry some risks, and while these risks are generally low, it is higher with more complex operations. If the surgery is not too complicated, the main side effect may be some pain afterwards, which can be treated with medication.
Surgery for cancers that have spread or are hard to reach may be very complicated.
Overall, 60 per cent of people with oral cancer survive for five years or more. The earlier it is diagnosed, the higher the chance of survival after treatment.
The average cost of Oral cancer surgery in India is around USD 4,645.