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Oral Cavity (Mouth) and Oropharyngeal (Throat) Cancer

Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers start in the mouth or throat. If you have one of these cancers or are close to someone who does, knowing what to expect can help you cope. Here you can find out about oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers, including things like risk factors, symptoms, how they're found, and how they're treated.