Cancer that forms in tissues of the oral cavity (the mouth) or the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth).
This includes areas under the tongue:
- Gums and teeth
- Lining of your cheeks
- Salivary glands (glands that make saliva)
- Floor of your mouth (area under the tongue)
This includes areas of the throat:
- Roof of your mouth (hard palate)
- Soft palate
Visit the National Cancer Institute where this information and more can be found about oral cancer or ask your cancer care team questions about your individual situation.