Carcinoma of the mouth.
This is histologically a squamous carcinoma. Causative factors are the same as for carcinoma of the tongue, and include pipe-smoking, tobacco chewing, alcohol consumption and chronic dental and oral infection as well as leukoplakia and submucous fibrosis. After establishing the diagnosis by biopsy surgical excision with blocked resection of the regional lymph nodes should be considered. Radiotherapy is usually given post-operatively, and is also useful for inoperable tumors and as a primary treatment for lip cancer.
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