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Oral Cancer

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). 

Estimated new cases and deaths from oral cancer in the United States in 2014:

  • New cases: 42,440 (oral cavity and pharynx)
  • Deaths: 8,390 (oral cavity and pharynx)

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.

Treatment

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

Coping

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

Clinical Trials

Information and current news about clinical trials and trial-related data

Cancer Literature

Resources available from the PubMed database

Research and Related Information

Includes NCI-supported research and funding opportunities

Statistics

Information related to cancer incidence, mortality, and survival