Definition of Oral cancer
Oral cancer: Cancer within the mouth. Oral cancer is associated with smoking cigarettes and cigars as well as chewing tobacco. It is generally noticed as a painless growth on the inner cheek, gum, or tongue. Treatment options include surgical resection, radiation, and/or chemotherapy.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012
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