Quick Answer: Is Stage 1 Tongue Cancer Curable?

What is the survival rate for tongue cancer?

If the cancer has spread far, the five-year relative survival rate is 36 percent.

If the cancer has only spread locally (for example, to lymph nodes in the neck), the relative survival rate is 63 percent.

If the cancer has not spread beyond the tongue, the five-year relative survival rate is 78 percent..

What does stage 1 oral cancer look like?

No cancer cells are present in deeper layers of tissue, nearby structures, lymph nodes or distant sites (carcinoma in situ). Stage I (stage 1 oral cancer): A stage I oral cancer tumor means the primary tumor is 2 cm across or smaller, and no cancer cells are present in nearby structures, lymph nodes or distant sites.

Is Stage 4 oral cancer curable?

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the 5-year relative survival rate for the most advanced stage of throat cancer is 39.1 percent.

Is Stage 1 mouth cancer curable?

Oral cancer is fairly common. It can be cured if found and treated at an early stage (when it’s small and has not spread). A healthcare provider or dentist often finds oral cancer in its early stages because the mouth and lips are easy to exam. The most common type of oral cancer is squamous cell carcinoma.