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Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer

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These cancers start in the mouth or throat. They are about twice as common in men as in women.
 

 

Learn About Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer

Whether you’re worried about developing oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in If You Have Head or Neck Cancer.

Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment and Support

If you are facing oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history. 

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Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer.

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Online Support Communities

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Facing oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and MyLifeLine.org.

Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer in the News

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Read about the latest developments in oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer.

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