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Choose Specialized Expertise for Mouth Cancer Care

You can find the answers you have been looking for with Mayo Clinic’s team of mouth cancer experts, who will work together to understand your goals and meet your needs.

Mouth cancer treatment focused on you.

At Mayo Clinic, you will have access to comprehensive head and neck cancer expertise. Specialists from across disciplines come together for one specific goal—to focus on you. Mayo Clinic Head and Neck Cancer Center treats all types of head and neck and skull base cancers, including mouth cancer.

Your expert team will customize your treatment plan by working in close collaborations that may include ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, speech therapists, and other experts. Your plan will be based on the size, stage, and HPV status of your cancer. 

Test results are made available quickly, and your appointments are coordinated so you can get answers in a matter of days. The specialized head and neck cancer team at Mayo Clinic is a national leader in diagnosis, treatment and management of mouth cancer.

Mouth cancer refers to cancer that develops in any parts of the mouth or oral cavity. Increasingly, mouth cancers are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV), which profoundly affects the prognosis and treatment of the cancer. Mouth cancer can occur on the:

  • Lips
  • Gums
  • Tongue 
  • Inner lining of the cheeks 
  • Roof of the mouth 
  • Floor of the mouth (under the tongue) 

Mayo Clinic experts offer the latest advancements and innovations in mouth cancer. Your team may recommend chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or advanced radiation techniques, including proton or intensity-modulated radiation therapy, depending on the stage of your diagnosis. 

Mayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic's otolaryngology (ENT) and cancer practices are also ranked among the best in the country.

When it's time to find answers, you know where to go.

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