Treatments for oropharyngeal cancer
If you have oropharyngeal cancer, your healthcare team will create a treatment plan just for you. It will be based on your health and specific information about the cancer. When deciding which treatments to offer for oropharyngeal cancer, your healthcare team will consider:
- the stage of the cancer
- the size and location of the tumour in the oropharynx
- where the cancer has spread
- the best way to maintain swallowing, talking and breathing
- your overall health
- what you prefer or want
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