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Diseases » Mouth cancer » Summary
 

What is Mouth cancer?

What is Mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer is one type of cancer of the internal oral region; for more information see also oral cancer. ...more »

  • Mouth cancer: Any cancer that occurs in the mouth.

Mouth cancer: Introduction

Types of Mouth cancer:

Types of Mouth cancer:

Broader types of Mouth cancer:

How many people get Mouth cancer?

Incidence (annual) of Mouth cancer: 10,080 new cases for mouth cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
Incidence Rate of Mouth cancer: approx 1 in 26,984 or 0.00% or 10,080 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Mouth cancer?

Deaths for Mouth cancer: 1,890 estimated deaths for mouth cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

What causes Mouth cancer?

Causes of Mouth cancer: see causes of Mouth cancer
Risk factors for Mouth cancer: see risk factors for Mouth cancer

What are the symptoms of Mouth cancer?

Symptoms of Mouth cancer: see symptoms of Mouth cancer

Can anyone else get Mouth cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Mouth cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mouth cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mouth cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mouth cancer: Dentist, Oncologist, Oral Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mouth cancer.
Treatments for Mouth cancer: see treatments for Mouth cancer
Alternative treatments for Mouth cancer: see alternative treatments for Mouth cancer
Research for Mouth cancer: see research for Mouth cancer

Society issues for Mouth cancer


Hospitalization statistics for Mouth cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Mouth cancer:

  • 0.1% (12,649) of hospital episodes were for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 89% of hospital consultations for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx required hospital admission malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital admissions for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Mouth cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Mouth cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Mouth cancer

Main name of condition: Mouth cancer

Class of Condition for Mouth cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Mouth cancer:

Oral cancer, Head and neck cancer

Mouth cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Mouth cancer:

 

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