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Oral Cancer (Mouth Cancer) Directory
Oral cancer can develop in any part of the mouth, including on the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth, sinuses, and throat. Risk factors for oral cancer include smoking or spit (chewing) tobacco and excessive use of alcohol. Oral cancer can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. It is important to check regularly for symptoms of oral cancer, such as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If you see something that looks suspicious, make an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how oral cancer is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Facts About Oral Cancer
Oral cancers can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. WebMD explains the symptoms of oral cancer and how it is treated.
An Overview of Oral Cancer
Learn more from WebMD about oral cancer, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment.
Oral Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI]-Description of the Evidence
BackgroundIncidence and mortalityOver the period from 2004 to 2008, the estimated incidence of oral cancer in the United States was 10.6 cases per 100,000 persons per year. The most recent estimated mortality rate (from 2003–2007) was 2.5 per 100,000 persons per year. U.S. incidence and mortality rates are about 2.5 and 2.8 times higher, respectively, in men than women. It is estimated that there will be 41,380 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed in the United States in 2013 and 7,890 deaths due to this disease. The estimated age-standardized (World Standard Population) worldwide incidence and mortality rates of oropharyngeal cancer in 2008 were 5.9 and 3.3 per 100,000 persons per year, respectively. Primarily due to differences in tobacco and alcohol use, there is wide variation in rates across the world. South central Asia and Melanesia have particularly high rates of oral cancer attributable to betel quid chewing, and Australia has a high rate of lip
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4 Things Your Dentist Wants You to Do Now
It's easy to forget about caring for your teeth -- but it's really important to keep up your dental hygiene. Here's how -- in four easy steps.
Oral Health: The Mouth-Body Connection
Find out why the health of your mouth just may help protect you from diseases of the body.
Don't Fear the Dentist
Millions of people fail to get necessary dental care because they're afraid to go to the dentist. Here are some tips to help you overcome your fear of the dental chair.
What Your Dental Health Says About You
What can your teeth and gums tell you about your overall health? Common oral problems have been linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature birth, and more.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Top Problems in Your Mouth
Sores, painful gums, bad breath -- what’s going on in your mouth? Found out with our slideshow of the most common mouth problems.
The Tonsils (Human Anatomy): Picture, Definition, Location, and Problems
WebMD's Tonsils Anatomy Page provides a detailed picture and definition of the tonsils. Also learn about their function, location in the body, and conditions that affect the tonsils.
The Teeth (Human Anatomy): Diagram, Names, Number, and Conditions
WebMD's Teeth Anatomy Page provides a detailed diagram and definition of the teeth, inlcuding types, names, and parts of the teeth.
Slideshow: Surprising Ways Affects Your Looks
Pictures of twins show how smoking dramatically speeds up wrinkles and aging. Also covered: sagging breasts, early menopause, hair loss, cataracts, infertility, and other effects of smoking.