National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Oral Cancer is the National Cancer Institute
Oral cancer can form in any part of the mouth or throat. Most oral cancers begin in the tongue and in the floor of the mouth. Anyone can get oral cancer, but the risk is higher if you are male, over age 40, use tobacco or alcohol or have a history of head or neck cancer. Frequent sun exposure is also a risk for lip cancer.
Symptoms of oral cancer include
Oral cancer treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Some patients have a combination of treatments.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)