Surgical Removal of Mouth and/or Throat Tumors
About Surgical Removal of Mouth and/or Throat Tumors
If you have been diagnosed with, or are susupicious that you might have, a tumor (unfamiliar growth) of the mouth or throat, it may be benign (very slow-growing or non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Some malignant tumors can be life-threatening, so it is extremely important you follow up with your doctor immediately and determine the severity of the condition and the best course of action.
If you didn't discover it on your own, often a dentist, nurse, or therapist may have palpated or seen something suspicious during a routine visit and recommended that you see you doctor.
For tumors of the mouth, suspicious symptoms are often white or red patches on tissues or gums, pain that doesn't go away, a sore that doesn't heal within a week or two, bleeding that is continuous for two or more days, swelling or a lump that doesn't go away and/or seems to be enlarging over time, problems with dentures, teeth or chewing. Do not ignore these recommendations. When treated early, you have the better chance for cure.
For throat tumors, you may experience chronic hoarseness, trouble swallowing, a lump in your neck, pain that doesn't go away, aching, pain or pressure in your ear, or persistent coughing with or without bloody sputum.
In many cases, the safest route is the surgical removal of the tumor. You would likely be referred to a board certified head and neck surgeon and ENT (ears, nose and throat) surgeon, such as Dr. Peter Schmid, who is a specialist in treating diseases of this nature.
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