Cancers of the Oral Cavity and Pharynx

Susan T. Mayne, Douglas E. Morse, Deborah M. Winn

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This chapter reviews the epidemiology of cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, lip, and salivary glands. In the United States (1996-2000), invasive cancers of the OCP/lip/salivary gland account for 2.7% of cancers among men and 1.5% of cancers among women. It is estimated that 27,700 cases will be diagnosed with these malignancies in the United States in 2003 and about 7,200 will die from these cancers. The lifetime risk of being diagnosed with OCP/lip/salivary gland cancers for a US male is 1.4% and 0.7% for a US female.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Epidemiology and Prevention
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865062
ISBN (Print)0195149610, 9780195149616
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cancer risk
  • Lip cancer
  • Oral cavity
  • Pharynx
  • Salivary gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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