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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de la boca

Oral cancer (OR-ul KAN-ser)
Cancer that forms in tissues of the oral cavity (the mouth) or the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth).



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.