What are oral cancers?
Cancer is caused when a collection of cells (with oral cancers, in the mouth) develop uncontrollably, growing into a tumour. Like other cancers, oral cancers can be benign (often solvable with surgery) or malignant (growing and requiring more care to deal with.) Much progress has been made in recent years on treatment of oral cancers, and in all cases early diagnosis is a great help.
What causes oral cancers?
A variety of effects can lead to oral cancers, from behavioural ones like smoking and drinking to your genetic history and incidence in your parents and family.