Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, is where a tumor develops on the surface of the tongue, mouth, lips or gums. Tumors can also occur in the salivary glands, tonsils and the pharynx (the part of the throat from your mouth to your windpipe) but these are less common. Anyone can be affected by mouth cancer, whether they have their own teeth or not. Mouth cancers are more common in people over 40. Most cases of mouth cancer are linked to tobacco and alcohol. Cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking are the main forms of tobacco. However, the traditional ethnic habits of chewing tobacco, betel quid, gutkha and paan are particularly dangerous.
Related journals of Mouth cancer
Oral Oncology, Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health, Oral cancer, JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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