Common Side Effects after Surgery for Oral Cancer
Most people can go home within several days after surgery for oral cancer. It will most likely take you a few weeks to feel better. Here are some of the things you can expect during your recovery. They are listed from the most to least common:
Most of these side effects are temporary. Your doctor or nurse can help you learn how to cope with them. Before you leave the hospital, make sure you talk with your doctor about how to recognize the signs of a serious problem. In general, people who have surgery for oral cancer can get back to their normal activities after a couple of weeks.