Cancer of the Lip and Oral Cavity

  • Christopher H. ChapmanEmail author
  • Adam Garsa


This chapter will discuss the epidemiology, workup, and management of oral cavity cancer, with an emphasis on radiation therapy technique (including brachytherapy) and randomized trial evidence.


Oral cavity cancer Radiation therapy Brachytherapy Chemoradiotherapy Osteoradionecrosis Lip Gingiva Retromolar trigone Buccal mucosa Floor of mouth Oral tongue 



We thank Eric K. Hansen MD, Sue S. Yom MD, Chien Peter Chen MD, and Naomi R. Schechter MD, for their work on the prior edition of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Radiation OncologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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