4 Facts About Oral Cancer

Overview Oral cancer develops within your mouth or oral cavity. It’s one of a group of cancers involving your head and neck. The majority of oral cancers start in the cells that line your mouth and throat. These are classified as squamous cell carcinoma. Here are four important facts about oral cancer: 1. Oral cancer is divided…

What Causes Swollen Taste Buds?

Inflamed taste buds Your taste buds are the reason you can tell that a lemon is tart and ice cream is sweet. These tiny sensory organs line your tongue. They enable you to identify all the different tastes — sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami (meaty or savory). You have about 10,000 taste buds in total. They’re…

Symptoms and Treatments of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer often shows up as a new or persistent sore in the mouth. This type of cancer can include malignant growths of the lips, cheeks, tongue, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, and tonsils. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, men are twice as likely to be diagnosed with…

Warning Signs of Oral Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Overview Oral cancer is a cancer that develops in the tissues of the mouth or throat. It can occur in the tongue, tonsils, gums, and other parts of the mouth. This year, more than 51,000 U.S. people will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Men are more likely to have this type of cancer, though there are ways to…

Lip Cancer

What is lip cancer? Lip cancer develops from abnormal cells that grow out of control and form lesions or tumors on the lips. Lip cancer is a type of oral cancer. It develops in thin, flat cells — called squamous cells — that line the: lips mouth tongue cheeks sinuses throat hard and soft palates…

Oral Cancers

Types Risks Symptoms Diagnosis Stages Treatment Recovery Rehabilitation Outlook Overview Oral cancer is cancer that develops in the tissues of the mouth or throat. It belongs to a larger group of cancers called head and neck cancers. Most develop in the squamous cells found in your mouth, tongue, and lips. More than 49,000 cases of oral cancer…

About Oral Cancer

An estimated 49,670 people will be diagnosed with oral cavity cancer or oropharyngeal cancer in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society. And 9,700 of these cases will be fatal. Oral cancer can affect any of the working parts of your mouth or oral cavity, which include the: lips tissue that lines lips and cheeks teeth front two-thirds of…

ORAL CANCER

Oral cancer is divided into two categories – those occurring in the oral cavity (your lips, the inside of your lips and cheeks, teeth, gums, the front two-thirds of your tongue and the floor and roof of your mouth) and those occurring in the oropharynx (middle region of the throat, including the tonsils and base…