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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention$
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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Cancers of the Oral Cavity and Pharynx

Cancers of the Oral Cavity and Pharynx

(p.674) 35 Cancers of the Oral Cavity and Pharynx
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention




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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.

Keywords:   oral cavity, pharynx, lip cancer, salivary gland, cancer risk, cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention

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