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Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about lip and oral cavity cancer, see the following:

  • Oral Cancer Home Page
  • What You Need To Know About™ Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Prevention
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Smoking Home Page (Includes help with quitting)

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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  • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
  • Cancer Staging
  • Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
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  • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer
  • Cancer Library
  • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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