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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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  • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
  • Cancer Staging
  • Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer
  • Cancer Library
  • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates
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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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