How do medications treat mouth cancer?

As with other cancers, mouth cancer is treated with medications as part of targeted drug therapy or chemotherapy. Medications such as Cetuximab alter mouth cancer cells, while chemotherapy drugs kill mouth cancer cells. Medications can be used alone or as part of a mouth cancer treatment plan. Side effects may include vomiting, nausea, and hair loss.

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