When it comes to oral health maintenance, sometimes it can take a team of professionals to get you in the best health.
Your dental team, oral surgeon, or other healthcare providers may perform an examination of your mouth and neck during a routine visit to screen for oral (mouth) cancer. The goal of an oral screening is to detect head and neck cancer or precancerous lesions that may lead to cancer at an early stage – when it is easiest to remove and most likely to be treated successfully. Head and neck cancer can be found in the squamous cells lining the mouth, salivary glands, nose, throat, and other moist surfaces in this region of the body. Oral cavity and throat cancer are among the most common head and neck cancers.
At Moffit Cancer Center, our care team provides world-class expertise on the diagnosis and treatment of malignant and benign tumors of the head and neck. Our surgery center is one of the most prominent in the nation, and our surgeons are fellowship trained in head and neck surgical oncology including reconstruction and minimally invasive approaches.
Moffitt’s specialized clinicians collaborate daily to provide comprehensive treatment options, and progressive clinical trials to treat cancer for our patients’ individualized care.
Moffitt Cancer Center offers a variety of treatment options set for our patients’ distinct needs.
We offer services for the following conditions:
- Oral leukoplakia, erythroplakia or dysplasia
- Any suspicious oral cavity or oropharyngeal lesions for biopsy and monitoring
- Advanced benign bone cysts or tumors
- Malignant oral cavity tumors
- Neck masses or lymphadenopathy
To learn more about treatment options for all forms of oral, head and neck cancers visit Moffitt.org/cancers/head-and-neck-cancer/ or call 1-888-663-3488.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 52 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.