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Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2015 Jul;24(3):491-508. doi: 10.1016/j.soc.2015.03.006. Epub 2015 Apr 15.

Cancer of the oral cavity.

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1
Head and Neck Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA.
2
Head and Neck Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA. Electronic address: patels1@mskcc.org.

Abstract

Cancer of the oral cavity is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. Although early diagnosis is relatively easy, presentation with advanced disease is not uncommon. The standard of care is primary surgical resection with or without postoperative adjuvant therapy. Improvements in surgical techniques combined with the routine use of postoperative radiation or chemoradiation therapy have resulted in improved survival. Successful treatment is predicated on multidisciplinary treatment strategies to maximize oncologic control and minimize impact of therapy on form and function. Prevention of oral cancer requires better education about lifestyle-related risk factors, and improved awareness and tools for early diagnosis.

KEYWORDS:

Head and neck cancer; Oral cancer; Oral cavity cancer; Squamous cell carcinoma

PMID:
25979396
PMCID:
PMC5018209
DOI:
10.1016/j.soc.2015.03.006
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