Treatment is surgery, and in advanced cases surgery followed by radiation therapy
is performed. But even that is not always successful as 70% of the cases after treatment leads to relapse and the result is
death. The treatment is successful only if the lesion is diagnosed early, but sadly many times, it is ignored and the patient
reports when the lesion has spread so much that the treatment is impossible or even if done the long term prognosis is poor.
The cost of the treatment is 3.5 lakh and in spite of this cost there is no guarantee that there is sure cure. The surgery
is known as commando operation . Commando operation is resection of half of the mandible with floor of the mouth and block
dissection of the neck to remove the entire lymphatic drainage of the neck together with sterno-cleido mastoid muscle and
internal jugular vein is done. Sadly many of the patients present themselves in late stages and even after the commando operation
and radiation therapy the chances of recurrence is high.