Know the signs and symptoms of oral cavity and oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers. Find out how oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers are tested for, diagnosed, and staged.
Finding cancer early, when it's small and hasn't spread, often allows for more successful treatment options. Some early cancers might have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that's not always the case.
After a cancer diagnosis, staging provides important information about the extent of cancer in the body and probable response to treatment.
Here are some questions you can ask your cancer care team to help you better understand your cancer diagnosis and treatment options.