Read about the symptoms of mouth and oropharyngeal cancer and when to see your doctor.

Stages, types and grades

The stage, type and grade of your cancer help your doctor decide which treatment you need.

Risks and causes

We don't know what causes most mouth or oropharyngeal cancers. But there are some factors that can increase your risk of developing it. 


Find out about survival for mouth and oropharyngeal cancer.

Getting diagnosed

Find out about getting diagnosed with mouth or oropharyngeal cancer, including tests and seeing a specialist.


Your treatment depends on where in your mouth or oropharynx your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health. 

Research and clinical trials

All treatments must be fully researched before they can be adopted as standard treatment for everyone.

About advanced cancer

Find out about advanced mouth and oropharyngeal cancer and how it might affect you.

Living with mouth and oropharyngeal cancer

Getting practical and emotional support can help you cope with diagnosis, and life during and after treatment.

Last reviewed: 
22 May 2018

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