The term oral cancer includes cancer of the mouth (oral cavity) and the back of the mouth (oropharynx). Red and white patches inside the mouth, bleeding, loose teeth, pain upon swallowing, a lump in the neck, earache, and a sore on your lip or in your mouth that won't heal are all symptoms of oral cancer. Treatment for oral cancer depends upon the staging of the disease and usually involves surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. Read more: Oral Cancer Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Screening Tests for Cancer
- CT Scan (Computerized Tomography)
- Chest X-Ray
- Endoscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, EGD)
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan)
- Questions To Ask Before Surgery
- Radiation Therapy
- Dental Implants
- Lasers in Dental Care
- Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic Surgery)
- Caring for Your Dentures
- Dental X-Rays
- Dental X-Rays: When to Get Them
- CT Scan vs. MRI (Differences between Machines, Costs, Uses)
- Advance Medical Directives
- Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
- How to Choose a Doctor
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
- Cancer and Green Tea
- Cancer Pain Management with Ann Reiner
- Cancer: The Importance of Joining a Cancer Support Group with Selma Schimmel
- Cancer Patients Need Proper Diet and Exercise
- Cancer: Living Well Despite with Win Boerckel
- Cancer Treatment: Writing to Heal with Margie Davis
- Cancer Survival and Attitude with Hamilton Jordan
- Cancer: Confronting Cancer with Humor
- Cancer: Journaling to Save Your Life
- Mouth Sores
- Sore Tongue
- Lump or Mass on Gums
- Painful Gums
- Bad Breath
- Bad Taste in the Mouth
Medications & Supplements
- bupropion (Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Zyban, Aplenzin, Fortivo XL, Zyban)
- fentanyl patch (Duragesic)
- Nicorette Gum (nicotine polacrilex, Nicorelief, Nicorette, Thrive)
- nicotine inhaler - oral, Nicotrol
- nicotine spray - nasal, Nicotrol NS
- nicotine patch (Nicoderm CQ, Habitrol)
- Dilaudid vs. Fentanyl (Pain Strength Comparison and Side Effects)
Prevention & Wellness
- Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Oral Cancer
- Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds
- The Future of Cancer Detection
- 1 in 10 Deaths Among Adults Tied to Alcohol: CDC
- HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'
- HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms
- Obesity May Be Tied to Lower Survival Rates for Tongue Cancer Patients
- Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers
- Poor Oral Hygiene Tied to Cancer-Linked Virus, Study Finds
- HPV May Also Raise Risk of Throat Cancer
- HPV Vaccine Might Shield Women Against Throat Cancer: Study
- Michael Douglas Blames His Throat Cancer on Oral Sex
- Health Tip: Don't Smoke for a Better Smile
- 'Wake-Up' Cigarette May Raise Risk for Lung, Mouth Cancers
- Which Cancer Tests Do You Really Need?
- Coffee May Lower Risk of Death From Mouth Cancer: Study
- New Gene Test Predicts Whose Mouth Lesions Might Be Cancerous
- Cancer-Causing Chemical in Smokeless Tobacco ID'd
- Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Lip Cancer in Study
- Dentists Play Key Role in Detecting Oral Cancer
- Health Highlights: March 19, 2012
- Health Tip: Am I at Risk for Gum Disease?
- Health Tip: Chewing Tobacco Harms Oral Health
- Quitting Smoking May Halve Risk of Oral Health Problems
- Oral HPV Infection Strikes Men More Than Women: Study
- HPV-Linked Oral Cancers on the Rise, Study Finds
- 4 Things You Didn't Know About Oral Sex
- 15 Cancer Symptoms Men Ignore
- Oral Cancer Prevention
- Cancer Treatment: Getting the Support You Need
- Cancer Treatment: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- Oral Health Care
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- Cancer Treatment: Pre-Treatment Eating Tips
- Cancer Pain, A Guide for You and Your Family
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