Going for biopsy in 9 days - need help for post diagnosis
I was seen immediately (within the hour) by my dentist on 1/11 when I called and described my issue. My dentist said it was too big for him to biopsy, so he took a picture of the circular raised lesion inside my cheek (about the size and thickness of a penny) and sent it to the oral surgeon. This dental office immediately set up an appointment with the oral surgeon for 1/24. They usually have you do such things yourself, but I felt a sense of urgency on dentist’s part. I fully expect that my issue is Buccal mucosa cancer. I’m seeing an oral and Maxillofacial surgeon for the biopsy. Assuming it is cancer – should I see this oral and Maxillofacial surgeon for next steps or an oncologist? I have no idea for how the process moves forward and who drives what. Any help would be useful.