Malignant tumors have cells that grow uncontrollably and spread locally and/or to distant sites. Malignant tumors are cancerous (ie, they invade other sites). They spread to distant sites via the bloodstream or the lymphatic system. This spread is called metastasis.
Our team has a high level of expertise in treating oral malignancies and as always, a good amount of discussion goes into planning the appropriate treatment to prevent spreading and complications to the extent possible. We feel treating malignancies aggressively is the key to success and firmly believe that the first chance is the best chance in treating oral cancer. We also believe that in treating malignancies the final treatment plan should be tempered with a lot of compassion for the patient as well as the family. We only treat cancer patients when we truly believe that our treatment will cause a very positive change in the overall quality of life for the patient.
The major types of cancer are carcinoma, sarcoma, melanoma, lymphoma, and leukemia. Carcinomas -- the most commonly diagnosed cancers -- originate in the skin, lungs, breasts, pancreas, and other organs and glands. Lymphomas are cancers of lymphocytes. Leukemia is cancer of the blood.