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What are the different types of oral cancer you can get?
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In brief: A lot
There are cancers of the tongue, the lips, the cheek and many more, ask your dentist to check you every year.

In brief: A lot
There are cancers of the tongue, the lips, the cheek and many more, ask your dentist to check you every year.
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
I'd add floor of mouth, and alveolar ridge (gum). Oropharyngeal list is further back including throat parts
Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Types of Oral Cancer
There are many different types of oral cancer.
The most common kind, squamous cell carcinoma, affects the tongue, the floor of mouth, the cheeks, the jaws and the throat. Also, there are less common salivary gland cancers that can affect any of the very many salivary glands inside the mouth. Then there are the rare malignancies that may be metastatic from a remote site, such as melanoma or others.

In brief: Types of Oral Cancer
There are many different types of oral cancer.
The most common kind, squamous cell carcinoma, affects the tongue, the floor of mouth, the cheeks, the jaws and the throat. Also, there are less common salivary gland cancers that can affect any of the very many salivary glands inside the mouth. Then there are the rare malignancies that may be metastatic from a remote site, such as melanoma or others.
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Tissue types.
The most common type of oral cancer is squamous cell carcinoma.
Any oral tissue type can be involved with cancer including bone (osteosarcoma), lining (melanoma), muscle (sarcoma), salivary gland (adenocarcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma), etc.

In brief: Tissue types.
The most common type of oral cancer is squamous cell carcinoma.
Any oral tissue type can be involved with cancer including bone (osteosarcoma), lining (melanoma), muscle (sarcoma), salivary gland (adenocarcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma), etc.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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