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Oral Cancer

Definition of oral cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the oral cavity (the mouth) or the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth). 

See the online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Oral Cancer to learn about oral cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.


Information about treatment of oral cancer (cancer of the lip or mouth)

Prevention, Genetics, Causes

Information related to risk factors, prevention, and genetics

Screening and Testing

Information about methods of cancer detection including new imaging technologies, tumor markers, and biopsy procedures


Information about managing the physical and emotional effects of cancer and its treatment

Research and Related Information

Includes NCI-supported research and funding opportunities