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Oral cavity – Squamous cell carcinoma

by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, reviewed on May 20, 2020 Quick facts: Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of oral cavity cancer. The oral cavity includes the lips, tongue, gums, floor of mouth, hard palate, and inner cheeks. Smoking, chewing tobacco, and betel nut all increase the risk for developing squamous cell carcinoma of …
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Oral cavity – Squamous carcinoma in situ (CIS)

by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, reviewed on March 9, 2020 Quick facts: Squamous carcinoma in situ (CIS) is a type of non-invasive cancer that can involve the lips, mouth, and tongue. Without treatment, patients with squamous carcinoma in situ are at high risk for developing a type of invasive cancer called squamous carcinoma. The oral …
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Oral cavity – Squamous dysplasia

by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, reviewed on March 6, 2020 Quick facts: Squamous dysplasia is a pre-cancerous disease that starts in the oral cavity. It is called a pre-cancerous disease because overtime it can turn into a type of cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous dysplasia is divided into mild, moderate, and severe, and …
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