Oral cancer

Cancer - mouth; Mouth cancer; Head and neck cancer; Squamous cell cancer - mouth; Malignant neoplasm - oral

Oral cancer is cancer that starts in the mouth.

Throat anatomy

Structures of the throat include the esophagus, trachea, epiglottis and tonsils.

Mouth anatomy

The mouth is the origination of the digestive tract. The teeth and salivary glands aid in breaking down food for digestion. The tonsils aid against infections.

Causes

Symptoms

Exams and Tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Prevention