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Mouth cancer

Mouth cancer is a type of head and neck cancer.  Cancer of the mouth is very uncommon.

Around 1400 people are diagnosed with cancer of the tongue each year in the UK and 1500 are diagnosed with cancers affecting other parts of the mouth. Cancer of the lip is not common, with fewer than 300 people diagnosed with it every year.

Surgery is undertaken at Brighton for cancer of the mouth.

You can find further information on mouth cancer on the NHS Choices website.

You can also visit the NHS Choices website for information on cancer support groups in your area

In the below video, Carrie Newlands, consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon, talks about the causes and symptoms of mouth cancer.