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Oral Cancer

Course Number: 348

Sites of Involvement

Squamous cell carcinoma can arise from the mucosa anywhere in the head and neck.  In the mouth the most common site is the tongue followed by the floor of the mouth and then the gingiva (Figure 5).

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Figure 5. An SCC of the mandibular gingiva presenting as a non-healing ulcer.