Facial and Oral Cancer Services
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is one of the most troubling times in a patient’s life. Cancer of the face or mouth strikes at the source of a patient’s identity and involves much of who we are. Our doctors recognize the emotional challenges faced by cancer patients, and strive to care for his patients with the highest level of compassion as well as the most advanced techniques.
Facial skin lesions are common but sometimes require a biopsy to determine if cancer is present. When detected early, most forms of skin cancer are readily treatable. While small skin cancers are often removed in the office, some may require treatment in the operating room.
Dr. Hurst and Dr. Tate are experienced in both the removal of skin cancer and reconstruction to achieve the best cosmetic and functional results. Please read about our treatments and services for skin cancers and call us for details: Nacogdoches at Nacogdoches Office Phone Number 936-569-1111 or Lufkin at Lufkin Office Phone Number 936-632-4444.
Most forms of cancer in the mouth are discovered as an ulcer or sore that will not heal. A biopsy is required to establish a diagnosis, since other non-cancerous lesions can look very similar. Although most oral cancers are best treated with surgery, other specialists in Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology are often involved. Dr. Hurst or Dr. Tate will work closely with other doctors to coordinate the best possible care. Additional specialists may include Speech Therapists, General Dentists, and Prosthodontists. Drs. Hurst or Tate can facilitate your care, whether it be here locally or require treatment in Shreveport, allowing you to follow up close to home.