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  Oral Cancer Screening and Oral Cancer Solutions for Patients — Vizilite.com
Oral cancer is far too often discovered in late stage development, the primary reason for the consistently high death rate.
Unfortunately, 70% of oral cancers are diagnosed in the late stages, III and IV, leading to a five-year survival rate of 57%.
The death rate in the United States for oral cancer is higher than that of cervical cancer, Hodgkin's disease, cancer of the brain, liver, testes, kidney, or ovary.
www.vizilite.com /patient_site/oral_cancer   (256 words)

 Oral Cancer Foundation 2007
The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and support activities.
Oral cancer is the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer category.
A comprehensive resource list is available to link you to other pertinent oral cancer data on the web and elsewhere for patients, caregivers, and the public.
www.oralcancerfoundation.org   (353 words)

 Oral Cancer
For this reason, it is very important for patients with oral and oropharyngeal cancer to have follow-up examinations for the rest of their lives and avoid risk factors, such as smoking and drinking, which increase the risk for these second cancers.
Oral cancer is cancer found in the oral cavity (the mouth area) and the oropharynx (the throat area at the back of the mouth).
Oral cancer is twice as common in men then in women, partly because men are more likely to use tobacco and alcohol.
www.umm.edu /men/oral_new.htm   (2362 words)

 Mouth Cancer Treatments
Cells in the mouth are subjected to lots of injury from heat and abrasion, and thus must divide frequently to replace those lost due to injury and old age.
Overall, mouth cancer represents about 3% of all new cancers each year, and it is more common in fls than whites, and in those of "lower socioeconomic status" (poor people).
Although plaque itself is not show to cause cancer, it helps other chemicals (like in smoke) to stick in the mouth, irritate it, and stimulate the cells to divide.
www.cancergroup.com /em29.html   (1154 words)

 Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation: Healthy Living - Oral Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cancer of salivary glands and lymph nodes of the mouth and throat and not included in oral cancers and are treated differently.
Oral cancer is characterized in stages from Stage 1 (the cancer is no more than 2 cm and has not spread to lymph nodes) through Stage IV (the cancer has spread to tissues around the lip and oral cavity and/or has spread to lymph nodes on one or both sides of the neck).
Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and is frequently diagnosed at a late stage when survival rates are poor.
www.preventcancer.org /healthyliving/cancerinfo/oral.cfm   (1208 words)

 Oral Cancer
Cancer is defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissue.
Oral cancer — which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheek, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat) — can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.
Oral cancer is treated the same way many other cancers are treated; that is with surgery to remove the cancerous growth followed by radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy (drug treatments) to destroy any remaining cancer cells.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/3200/3244.asp?index=11184   (1126 words)

 AGD - How Common And How Serious Is Oral Cancer?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Oral cancer, the sixth most common cancer, accounts for about 3.6 percent of all cancers diagnosed, with roughly 40,000 new cases of oral cancer reported annually in the United States.
Oral cancer-represented by red, white or discolored lesions, patches or lumps in or around the mouth-is typically painless in its early stages.
Because oral cancer is usually not diagnosed in its early stages, less than half of all oral cancer patients are cured.
www.agd.org /consumer/topics/oralcancer/main.asp   (732 words)

 ACS :: What is oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer?
Oral cancer is cancer that starts in the mouth, also called the oral cavity.
The oral cavity includes the lips, the inside lining of the lips and cheeks (buccal mucosa), the teeth, the gums, the front two-thirds of the tongue, the floor of the mouth below the tongue, the bony roof of the mouth (hard palate), and the area behind the wisdom teeth (retromolar trigone).
Oropharyngeal cancer is cancer that develops in the part of the throat just behind the mouth, called the oropharynx.
www.cancer.org /docroot/cri/content/cri_2_4_1x_what_is_oral_cavity_and_oropharyngeal_cancer_60.asp?sitearea=cri   (1204 words)

 Oral Cancer Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment on MedicineNet.com
This booklet is about cancers that occur in the mouth (oral cavity) and the part of the throat at the back of the mouth (oropharynx).
Almost all oral cancers begin in the flat cells (squamous cells) that cover the surfaces of the mouth, tongue, and lips.
The disease is metastatic oral cancer, not lung cancer.
www.medicinenet.com /oral_cancer/article.htm   (624 words)

 MedlinePlus: Oral Cancer
Oral cancer can form in any part of the mouth or throat.
Most oral cancers begin in the tongue and in the floor of the mouth.
Anyone can get oral cancer, but the risk is higher if you are male, over age 40, use tobacco or alcohol or have a history of head or neck cancer.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/oralcancer.html   (282 words)

 Oral Cancer Treatment,India Best Oral Cancer Treatment Hospitals,Oral Cancer Surgery Clinic Delhi India,Oral Cancer ...
Oral cancer, the sixth most common cancer, is as common as leukemia; accounts for big percent of all cancers diagnosed the world over.
The vast majority of oral cancers occur in people older than 40 years, with men being twice as likely as women to develop the disease.
The most frequent oral cancer sites are the tongue, the floor of the mouth, and soft palate tissues in back of the tongue, lips, and gums.
www.dentalcare-indiatour.com /oral_cancer.html   (891 words)

 Screening programmes for the early detection and prevention of oral cancer
Cancer of the mouth and back of the throat (oral cancer) has a low survival rate, largely because the disease is often not diagnosed until it is advanced.
Although oral cancer is a global health problem with increasing incidence and mortality rates, no national population-based screening programmes for oral cancer have been implemented.
In addition, studies to elucidate the natural history of oral cancer, prevention methods and the effectiveness of opportunistic screening in high risk groups are needed.
www.cochrane.org /reviews/en/ab004150.html   (591 words)

 Oral Cancer
Cancer of the lip and oral cavity is a disease in which cancer cells are found in the tissues of the lip or mouth.
Cancer of the lip is more common in men than in women and is more likely to develop in people with light-colored skin who have been in the sun a lot.
Early cancers (Stages I and II) of the lip and oral cavity are highly curable by surgery or radiation therapy, with the choice depending on the anticipated functional and cosmetic results.
www.healthscout.com /ency/428/452/main.html   (597 words)

 Oral Cancer
Cancerous growth occurring within the structures of the oral cavity is known as Oral Cancer The oral cavity includes the mouth and all the structures within it,such as the tongue,teeth,gums,lower jaw etc.
In male, oral cancer represents 4% of total body cancer and in female; it is 2% of all cancers.
Majority of oral cancers involve the tongue, the posterior region of the oral cavity and the floor of the mouth.
www.medindia.net /patients/patient_information/oralcancer.htm   (1043 words)

 Oral Cancer
Oral cancer represents approximately 4% of all cancers and 2% of all cancer deaths in the US.
According to the CDC, over 25,000 to 30,000 new cases of oral and pharyngeal cancer is diagnosed and over 8,000 deaths occur due to oral cancer.
Factors that have found to cause an increase in oral cancers are smoking, drinking, and smokeless tobacco.
www.gardencitydentistry.com /pages/news_ed/oral_cancer.htm   (268 words)

 Oral/Pharyngeal Cancer, Office of Cancer Control & Prevention, NJDHSS
Oral and oropharyngeal cancer include cancer of the lip, tongue, floor of the mouth, palate, gingiva and alveolar mucosa, buccal mucosa, and oropharynx.
Oral and oropharyngeal cancers are the sixth most common cancer among white males and the fourth most common among fl males.
The known risk factors for oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma are log-term tobacco use, alcohol use, immunosuppression, use of betel (areca) quid popular in Asian population, and in the case of lip cancer, long-tern sun exposure.
www.state.nj.us /health/ccp/oral_pharyngeal_cancer.shtml   (1394 words)

 Oral Cancer Prevention - National Cancer Institute
Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Screening for Oral Cancer; Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment; and Prevention and Cessation of Cigarette Smoking: Control of Tobacco Use are also available.
Although alcohol use is a risk factor for oral cancer, there is inadequate evidence that cessation of alcohol use decreases the risk of oral cancer.
Oral cancer risk is highest in persons using both alcohol and tobacco, compared with those using one or the other.
www.cancer.gov /templates/doc.aspx?viewid=3007e08c-c11d-47a0-8a46-92d4f9f732e2&version=1   (240 words)

 Oral Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roughly 29,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancers each year in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Approximately 70 to 80 percent of all oral cancer cases are associated with smoking and other tobacco use, with men being twice as likely to be affected.
Oral cancers (oral and maxillofacial) may cause difficulties and problems with speech, chewing or swallowing.
www.utmedicalcenter.org /cancer_institute/ci_diseases_and_conditions/oral_cancer   (305 words)

 Oral Health Resources - Oral Cancer Overview
Each year, more than 30,000 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx are diagnosed and over 8,000 deaths due to oral cancer occur.
Mortality from oral cancer is nearly twice as high in some minorities (especially fl males) as it is in whites.
Methods used to treat oral cancers (surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy) are disfiguring and costly.
www.cdc.gov /OralHealth/topics/cancer.htm   (151 words)

 ADA.org: Oral Health Topics: Oral Cancer
Oral Cancer often starts as a tiny, unnoticed white or red spot or sore anywhere in the mouth.
Oral Cancer most often occurs in those who use tobacco in any form.
Oral Cancer is more likely to strike after age 40.
www.ada.org /public/topics/cancer_oral.asp   (601 words)

 Oral Cancer and Cancer Treatment: Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer of the oral cavity (mouth) and the pharynx (the throat) are often discussed together.
The oral cavity includes many parts: the lips; the lining inside the lips and cheeks, called the buccal mucosa; the teeth; the bottom (floor) of the mouth under the tongue; the front two-thirds of the tongue; the bony top of the mouth (hard palate); the gums; and the small area behind the wisdom teeth.
If you have been diagnosed with oral cancer, your care team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America may include an oral surgeon; an ear, nose, and throat surgeon; a medical oncologist; a radiation oncologist; a prosthodontist; a general dentist; a plastic surgeon; a dietitian; a social worker; a nurse; and a speech therapist, among others.
www.cancercenter.com /oral-cancer.cfm   (539 words)

 Oral and throat cancer - MayoClinic.com
Oral cancer includes cancer of your lips, mouth, tongue, gums and salivary glands.
Unfortunately, many oral and throat cancers are far advanced by the time a doctor is made aware of the situation.
This is because oral and throat cancers are usually painless in their early stages or have minor symptoms similar to other health problems, such as a toothache.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/oral-and-throat-cancer/DS00349   (268 words)

 Oral Cancer
There are two types of oral cancer: oral cavity cancer, which starts in the mouth, and oropharyngeal cancer, which develops in the part of the throat just behind the mouth (the oropharynx).
Most cases of oral cancer are related to the use of tobacco and alcohol.
Pinpointing the genetic changes associated with the risk and progression of oral cancer is the goal of a five-year, $4.2 million study funded by the National Cancer Institute and led by Dr. Chu Chen at the Hutchinson Center.
www.fhcrc.org /research/diseases/oral_cancer   (756 words)

 Facts About Oral Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world (1).
Most patients present with early cancers of the lip, which are highly curable by surgery or by radiation therapy with cure rates of 90% to 100% (5).
Oral exercises help the client develop better control over weakened muscles in the throat or palate and to correct nasality problems.
www.asha.org /public/speech/disorders/Facts-about-Oral-Cancer.htm   (879 words)

 Oral Cancer Info
Oral cancer is as common as leukemia and kills more Americans each year than either skin or cervical cancer.
Patients with oral cancer have a poor prognosis, and the 5-year survival rate of approximately 50% has remained unchanged for the past 50 years.
Research studies have repeatedly demonstrated that the survival rate for oral cancer patients increases dramatically when the diagnosis is established in early stages.
www.stevedds.com /oral.htm   (240 words)

 Oral Cancer Newsletter
Please enter your name and email address below to receive the Oral Cancer Foundation Newsletter.
Please note that due to the high number of request for the newsletter, we do not print an mail a version of it, it is only sent by email.
Each issue will contain important updates to the website along with news and stories related to oral cancer.
www.oralcancerfoundation.org /newsletter.htm   (194 words)

 Healthstate - Beating Oral Cancer
Although cervical cancer and melanoma take a lion's share of the media's attention, oral cancer is in fact more deadly, largely due to its low profile.
There are more than 30,000 cases of oral cancer diagnosed annually in the U.S., and 8,000 deaths caused by this malignancy each year.
If you find the oral lesion before it metastasizes, the cancer can be cured." Cure is directly related to the stage of the lesion at the time it is diagnosed: Stage 1 has a cure rate of 80 percent, stage 4, less than 18 percent.
www.umdnj.edu /umcweb/marketing_and_communications/publications/umdnj_magazine/hstate/sum00/pulse/pulse10.htm   (610 words)

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