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.
Smoking and Dental Health: Yellow Teeth, Bad Breath, and Other Smoking Effects
Smoking and other tobacco use can cause oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Get the facts from WebMD.
An Overview of Oral Cancer
Learn more from WebMD about oral cancer, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment.
Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-Treatment Options by Stage
A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.Stage I Oropharyngeal CancerTreatment of stage I oropharyngeal cancer may include the following:Radiation therapy.Surgery.Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage I oropharyngeal cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.Stage II Oropharyngeal CancerTreatment of stage II oropharyngeal cancer may include the following:Radiation therapy (external radiation therapy and/or internal radiation therapy).Surgery.Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer
Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-Treatment Option Overview
There are different types of treatment for patients with oropharyngeal cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with oropharyngeal cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments for patients with cancer. When clinical trials show that a new treatment is better than the standard treatment, the new treatment may become the standard treatment. Patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Some clinical trials are open only to patients who have not started treatment.Patients with oropharyngeal cancer should have their treatment planned by a team of doctors with expertise in treating head and neck cancer.The patient's treatment will be overseen by a medical oncologist, a doctor who specializes in treating people with cancer. Because the oropharynx helps
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.
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.
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.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Surprising Ways Smoking 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.
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: 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.