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When looking for information on mouth and throat cancer or oral cancer, consider using the following keywords: “oncology”, “head and neck”, “pharyngeal”, “oral”, “cancer”, “carcinoma”, “SCC”, “squamous cell carcinoma” (please note that not all oral cancers are SCC or carcinomas). Some abnormal changes that are at higher risk of becoming cancer are called “premalignant lesions.”

There is a comprehensive dictionary of cancer terms at http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary/. This dictionary may be helpful as you search and read the literature.

The Internet is not a substitute for your doctor’s advice. Not all Web sites contain scientifically sound information. Please use caution when obtaining information from unknown sources. We provide links to Web sites solely for your convenience. We do not endorse the information presented on these Web sites, nor do these sites endorse the information contained in our Web site.

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