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What are the usaual locations for oral cancer most common.

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Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Under your tongue

The most common location for oral cancer is under the sides of your tongue.
Don't worry if you think it looks weird there. It will. Only your doctor ccan tell you if it is cancer.

In brief: Under your tongue

The most common location for oral cancer is under the sides of your tongue.
Don't worry if you think it looks weird there. It will. Only your doctor ccan tell you if it is cancer.
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dr. Alan Zweig
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Oral Cancer

Includes front 2/3 tongue, floor of mouth, gingival ridge, retromolar trigone, buccal mucosa and lip--sometimes lumped with skin.
Throat (tonsil, base of tongue, larynx, hypopharynx, pyriform, post cricoid) is location for hpv not oral cavity. Don't smoke or chew. Know your partners.

In brief: Oral Cancer

Includes front 2/3 tongue, floor of mouth, gingival ridge, retromolar trigone, buccal mucosa and lip--sometimes lumped with skin.
Throat (tonsil, base of tongue, larynx, hypopharynx, pyriform, post cricoid) is location for hpv not oral cavity. Don't smoke or chew. Know your partners.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
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In brief: A few

Under the tongue/floor of mouth and then soft palate.
The "gum" area and inside the lips as well has the hard palate can also, but not as common.

In brief: A few

Under the tongue/floor of mouth and then soft palate.
The "gum" area and inside the lips as well has the hard palate can also, but not as common.
Dr. Ragan Faler
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Soft palate an oropharynx structure - see my answer. The anatomic difference is important in etiology, treatment, and nodal drainage.
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