chapter  22
Oral cancer
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Cancer of the oral cavity includes cancer of the lip, tongue, gingivae, floor of the mouth and palate. Of these, the most common sites are of the tongue and floor of the mouth.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) comprises some 90% of oral cancer cases. Other types of oral cancer include those arising from salivary glands (see Chapter 21), bone and other connective tissues, melanoma and lymphoma.