Oral cavity cancer

Oral cavity cancer - malignant tumours that originate in the multi-layered, non-squamous squamous epithelium lining the oral cavity are called oral cancers.

A oral cavitymalignancies also include tumours of the tongue and oral cavitytumour lesions arising from the bony formations bordering the cavity.

Smoking, alcohol consumption, various deficiencies (vitamin and trace mineral deficiencies) and poor oral hygiene play a major role in the development of these conditions.