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Oral Cancer

What is Oral Cancer?

Approximately 42,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with this largely preventable type of cancer that affects the mouth and/or part of the throat. Most oral cancers are related to tobacco use, alcohol use, or both. You can help reduce your risk for oral cancer by avoiding all tobacco products and drinking alcohol only in moderation (National Cancer Institute).

Dentists Most Effective in Early Oral Cancer Detection (Video)


Early Detection

Because oral cancer can spread quickly, early detection is important. An oral cancer exam can identify early (More)

Understanding Oral Cancer

  • Chemotherapy and Your Mouth
  • Oral Health Care for the Cancer Patient
  • Tobacco Use and Oral Cancer
  • HPV Can Cause Head and Neck Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer and Tobacco (John Hopkins University)
  • Head and Neck Cancer: From the NIH
  • Operation T.A.C.T.I.C (Teens Against Chewing Tobacco in the Community) (Ohio Dental Association)
  • Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer (Cancer.Net)
  • Oral Cancer
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  • Commonly Asked Questions

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    Last Updated: Mar 30, 2015