Management of Mouth or Oral Cavity Cancers

Early-stage carcinomas of the oral cavity are usually treated with an operation.  Postoperative radiation therapy is given for indications such as close margins, extracapsular extension of the cancer in lymph nodes, perineural invasion, vascular space invasion, and multiple lymph nodes involved with cancer. Patients with advanced oral cavity cancers are usually treated with surgery followed by postoperative radiation therapy.

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U.S. News and World Report

Nationally ranked in 6 adult specialties and 6 pediatric specialties and rated high performing in 4 adult specialties and 5 procedures and conditions.


defining optimal treatments

Annual Research Seminar

The seminar has three concurrent programs for radiation therapy, oncology nursing, and radiation oncology.



UF Health Cancer Center

Our Mission is to prevent, detect, treat and ultimately cure cancer while addressing the unique challenges of the cancer burden faced by the population we serve.

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