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Stages of Oral Cancer

Dr. Anshuman Kumar
19 Sep 2018
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Oral Cancer is mainly divided into 4 stages which starts from Stage 1 to Stage 4. Stage 1 is the initial stage and Stage 4 is the advanced stage where the condition cannot be treated to cure.

Oral Cancer is classified into 4 stages in which Stage I is the early stages when the symptoms are just visible and Stage IV is the stage in which the cancer has reached the most severe stage where it becomes difficult to treat the cancer.
Stage 1:Tumor is confined inside the mouth and it's size is lesser than 2 cm. It has not spread to lymph nodes or any other region.

Stage 2: The tumor size varies from 2 cm to 4cm but again the cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes.

Stage 3: The tumor size is greater than 4 cm and it has not reached any of the nodes OR The tumor can be of any size but it has reached one node but not any other part of the body.

Stage 4: Tumor can be of any size and it has spread to the lymph nodes and distant organs.


Dr. Anshuman Kumar

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Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Anshuman Kumar is an Onco Surgeon practicing at Vasundhara Enclave, New Delhi. Dr. Anshuman has completed his MBBS (Hons) from Patna Medical College in which he received gold medal for his excellent performance in his acaedemics. Further, he pursued MS in General Surgery from Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. Anshuman has also completed M.Ch in Oncosurgery from Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute (GCRI) Ahmedabad. Later, he has pursued Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (MRCS) from U.K. (Edinburgh). Dr. Anshuman specializes in Head and neck cancer surgeries along with oesophagus cancer surgeries. He has a membership in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and European Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Anshuman is also a member of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology. He has received “Oncologist of the year 2014” Award from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Later, he received “Chanakya Samman 2016” from Government of Jharkhand. He has an experience of more than a decade in the field of cancer treatments. Dr. Anshuman Kumar is currently practicing as a Onco Surgeon at Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital. Book a FREE appointment with Dr. Anshuman Kumar at Elacancer.com.
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