What is Oral Cancer?
Oral cancer (also commonly called mouth cancer) is a disease caused by changes in the DNA of cells in the tissues of the mouth, lips, and tongue. Oral and oropharyngeal cancers are the most common type of head and neck cancers. is the most These changes can cause the cells to grow abnormally and form tumors. Oral cancer may form in the mouth, tongue, tonsils, throat, lymph nodes, salivary glands, and lips. If left untreated, oral cancers can spread to other parts of the body.
It is a common cancer found in people over the age of 60, although it can occur in anyone.
Oropharyngeal cancer is often treated with radiation therapy, and this treatment has a high success rate when the cancer is caught at its earliest stages.