ORAL FACIAL CANCER

ORAL FACIAL CANCER

Childhood is supposed to be the most innocent and care-free time of life. Unfortunately, for those children who suffer from oral or facial cancer, this is not the case. The child and their family are forced to deal with some very serious, if not life threatening situations. These tumors are often treated with surgery, leaving a functional deficit and a cosmetic deformity that will have a profound impact on the life of the child. Problems may include eating and swallowing, speech, breathing, and appearance. All of this has a strong psychological effect on the child.

A prosthesis may help to restore parts of the mouth such as the jaw, teeth, and palate to restore function and cosmesis. An eye prosthesis or one to replace a missing ear or nose will restore normal appearance and allow a child to get their life back.