An expected 49,670 individuals will be determined to have oral cavity malignant growth (cancer) or oropharyngeal disease in 2017, as per the American Cancer Society. Furthermore, 9,700 of these cases will be deadly.
Oral malignant growth (cancer) can influence any of the functioning parts of your mouth, which incorporate the:
- tissue that lines lips and cheeks
- 66% of the tongue (the rear third of the tongue, or base, is viewed as a feature of the oropharynx, or throat)
- space of the mouth under the tongue called the floor
- top of the mouth