Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cancer of the Mouth Outlook

What to expect with mouth cancer:

  • Mouth cancer that is detected before it spreads to other tissues has a cure rate of about 75 percent.
  • Only 50 percent of people who have mouth cancer that has spread to lymph nodes will live more than 5 years.

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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