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Oral Cavity Cancer

Glossary

oral cavity cancer

Cancer that forms in tissues of the oral cavity (the mouth). The tissues of the oral cavity include the lips, the lining inside the cheeks and lips, the front two thirds of the tongue, the upper and lower gums, the floor of the mouth under the tongue, the bony roof of the mouth, and the small area behind the wisdom teeth.

Last updated: 2014-08-11

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)