Mouth and throat cancers are commonly linked to tobacco use and excessive
This category encompasses cancers affecting the mucosal linings of the
oral and pharyngeal passages, including areas such as the lips, tongue, buccal
mucosa, tonsil, mandible, maxilla, larynx and pharynx. The predominant type of
these cancers is squamous cell carcinoma, which behaves differently from Nasopharyngeal
Many patients present with enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, which often indicates that the cancer is at an advanced stage.
The treatment modalities include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The choice of treatment depends on the location and stage of the tumour site, the individual's overall health status and the objective of preserving vital functions, such as speech and swallowing.