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Oral Cancer Treatment in Ahmednagar

About Oral Cancer:

oral cancer treatment in kolhapurMouth cancer or oral cancer (also known as oral cavity cancer) can occur anywhere in the mouth. It is named according to part of oral cavity it involves. It can on the surface of the tongue, the lips, inside the cheek, in the gums, in the roof and floor of the mouth, in the tonsils, and in the minor salivary glands.

It belongs to a larger group of cancers called head and neck cancers. Most develop in the squamous cells that line mucosa (covering) in your cheek, tongue, and lips.

Dr. Sumit Shah – Oral Cancer Surgeon in Kolhapur

oral cancer surgery in puneDr. Sumit Shah is award winning Oral cancer Surgeon in Ahmednagar. He is the Founder and Chief Consultant, Surgical Oncologist & Laparoscopic Cancer Surgeon Prolife Cancer Centre. Dr Sumit Shah, consultant cancer surgeon at Prolife Cancer Centre, Pune, was presented with a national award of ‘Promising Surgical Oncologist of the Year 2019’ at the 7th Global Healthcare Excellence Awards, 2019 and Summit held in New Delhi.

In his 14 years of experience, Dr. Shah has treated 1000’s of patients suffering from Cancer. He is one of the few Oral cancer surgeon in Ahmednagar who perform Minimal Access (keyhole) Surgery for smooth & pain-free recovery from Cancer.

As Dr. Sumit Shah quotes, “I aim to offer my patients the best possible treatment for a better quality of life. I want to treat with compassion and care and change the way people look at cancer.”

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    • Address 387/5, New Timber Market, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Opposite to Oswal Bandhu Samaj Karayalaya, Seven Loves Chouk, Bhavani Peth Pune, Maharashtra 411042.
    • Phone +91-9607079019, +91-9607079029

    How is oral cancer diagnosed?

    Early diagnosis dramatically improves your chances for successful treatment. Prolife cancer centre uses the most advanced techniques and technology to determine if a tumor is benign (not cancer), pre-cancer or cancer. Prolife is the best location for Diagnosis & Treatment of Oral Cancer.

    Oral Cancer Diagnostic Tests

    If you have signs or symptoms of cancer, the doctor will examine the inside of your cheeks and lips, the floor and roof of the mouth, the tongue and the lymph nodes in your neck. Be sure to tell your doctor or dentist if you use or have used tobacco in any form.

    If your doctor suspects you may have oral cancer, one or more of the following tests may be used to find out if you have cancer and if it has spread.

    i.Brush biopsy (exfoliative cytology): This relatively new type of biopsy is painless and does not require an anesthetic. The doctor rotates a small stiff-bristled brush on the area, causing abrasion or pinpoint bleeding. Cells from the area are collected and examined under a microscope by an Onco-pathologist .

    ii.Incisional biopsy: This is the traditional, most frequently used type of biopsy. The surgical oncologist surgically removes part of tumor tissue by giving local anesthesia. It is completely painless procedure and the patient goes home in the next 2 hours.

    • Excisional biopsy: rarely, if the size of the tumor is very small all of the tissue where cancer is suspected is removed with a surrounding rim of normal tissue. This confirms the diagnosis and at the same time patient does not requires a second surgery. Excisional biopsy in the mouth needs to be done in an operating room with general anesthesia.

    iii. Fine-needle-aspiration biopsy (FNA): This type of biopsy often is used if a patient has a lump in the neck that can be felt. In this procedure, a thin needle is inserted into the area. Then cells are withdrawn and examined under a microscope.

    Imaging tests:

    Once the diagnosis is confirmed we need to stage the disease. (Stagging is a process where we determine the exact extent how much the tumor has spread locally as we as in rest of the body). Not all patients require all these investigations. the doctor will decide which investigation is to be used depending on the clinical stage of the disease.

    Ultrasound(USG) neck: If the tumor in the oral cavity is very small easily removable in that case we need to know only whether it has spread to neck lymph nodes. In this case, USG neck is sufficient. It’s a safe ,simple,quick and cheap  investigation


    • CT scan Oral cavity and Neck with contrast: This is the most common investigation performed to see tumor size and extent in the mouth as well as whether it has spread to neck lymph nodes.CT scan typically helps to know whether the tumor is away, touching or involving jawbone(mandible) or cheekbone (maxilla). This information is crucial while planning surgical resection.
    • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans: MRI is also an important investigation in mouth cancer. When the tumor is involving only cheek(buccal mucosa), tongue or soft tissue (ie tumor is away from the bone ) MRI is the investigation of choice.
    • At Prolife we prefer to combine both CT scan and MRI (CT-MR ORAL CAVITY AND NECK) in this we get combined information from both. It helps our surgical oncologist to define the exact stage of the disease. It also helps to plan surgical resection in a better way so that the tumor is removed completely without compromising oncological principles at the same time maximum normal tissue is preserved.
    • Chest Xray: it’s a simple investigation which gives information whether the tumor has spread to lungs or not . (lung is the most common other organs where mouth cancers spread in the body)

    Whole-body PET-CT Scan: This is a recent most investigation in oncology. This entire body is scanned to know whether mouth cancer has spread to other parts and organs of the body. Not all patients require a PET-CT scan. Only those who have clinical symptoms of distant organ spread of cancer(i.e. metastasis) or when oncologist suspect metastasis or if mouth cancer is large and has spread to multiple neck lymph nodes in that case possibility of other organ involvement is very high.

    Treatment options for oral cancer

    Oral Cancer Treatment in Kolhapur


    Surgery is the most frequent first treatment for oral cancer. The type of surgery depends on the type, extent, and stage of cancer. Surgical techniques are designed to remove all of cancer in the mouth, and lymph nodes confirmed or suspected to have cancer cells.

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    Radiation Therapy

    Radiation therapy may be used after surgery, either alone or with chemotherapy for more advanced tumors. External-beam radiation therapy is the most frequently used method to deliver radiation therapy to the mouth.

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    Prolife Cancer Centre offers the most advanced chemotherapy options. We provide painless chemotherapy. Chemotherapy may be used to shrink cancer before surgery or radiation, or it may be combined with radiation to increase the effectiveness of both treatments.

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    Targeted Therapy

    Cancer cells need specific molecules to survive, multiply and spread. These molecules are usually made by the genes that cause cancer, as well as the cells themselves. When mouth cancer is at an advanced stage and patients are not fit for active treatment targeted therapies are utilized to shrink a tumor and make the patient comfortable.

    Why Prolife is Best Hospital Oral Cancer Treatment in Kolhapur

    Prolife Cancer centre is one of the best Hospital for Oral Cancer Treatment in Ahmednagar. At Prolife Cancer Centre, your care for oral cancer is personalized. Cancer care team at Prolife, will communicate closely and work together, and with you, to customize your care, including the most advanced therapies with the least impact on your body.