Oral Cancer/Jaw Cysts
Estimates indicate that more than 1.3 million new cancers will be diagnosed in the United States this year, and 27,700 will be located in the mouth and oropharynx. This number represents 3% of all cancer and is the eighth most common cancer affecting males in the United States. Globally, more than 350,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed this year. Mortality rates remain high despite some advances in locoregional control.
Approximately 85 to 95% of all oral cancer is squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). However, multiple other malignant lesions can be found in the oral cavity such as sarcoma, minor salivary gland tumors, mucosal melanoma, lymphoma, or metastatic disease from nearly any site in the body.