oral cavity cancer
The vast majority of oral cavity tumours are malignant, of which, 95% are squamous cell carcinomas. The remainder are malignant melanomas and salivary gland tumours.
The major risk factors for upper aerodigestive tract squamous cell cancer in the UK are tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption
- NICE (February 2016).Cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract: assessment and management in people aged 16 and over
Last reviewed 12/2018