Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment
Only a doctor or medical team can only decide the correct treatment for your oropharyngeal cancer. Each situation is unique to the individual, so it’s best to leave diagnosis and treatment up to the pros.
Your cancer may require therapies to be used on their own or together, according to the American Cancer Society. We recommend taking careful consideration of treatment options and comparing the pros to the cons. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and consider bringing a friend or family member to help you write down any provided information.
Therapies to treat oropharyngeal cancer may include:
- Surgery for removal
- Radiation or chemotherapy
- Treatment using targeted drugs
- Immunotherapy (medicines to strengthen your immune system to fight cancer)
- Palliative treatment to help maintain your quality of life
It can be stressful to schedule an appointment with a medical professional, but it’s the smart choice. You can take comfort in the fact that various specialized practitioners are available to diagnose, treat, and manage any symptoms you may have. You’ve done a fantastic job informing yourself on HPV and preparing yourself to prevent or treat cancer.