The floor of your mouth is the bottom of the mouth under your tongue. The most common type of floor of the mouth cancer is squamous cell, affecting the cells that line the mouth and throat (oral cavity). Changes in the look and feel of the soft tissue on the floor of your mouth, such as a lump or a sore that doesn't heal, may indicate cancer. Tobacco and heavy alcohol use increase your risk of floor of the mouth cancer.
Why choose Mayo Clinic for floor of the mouth cancer
- Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic is a leader in treating rare cancers. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 600 people with head and neck cancer each year and use their experience to provide the most effective treatment. Mayo Clinic head and neck surgeons have extensive experience not only in complete removal of head and neck cancers, but also in reconstruction of this complicated area to achieve the best functional and cosmetic results possible.
- Advanced technology. Mayo Clinic uses the latest advances in high-resolution imaging studies to diagnose floor of the mouth cancer and the latest surgical procedures and radiation therapy to treat the cancer and maintain the function of your mouth. Mayo Clinic reconstructive surgeons use advanced imaging and modeling technology to achieve excellent results in 3-D reconstruction of the jaws and facial skeleton.
- Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked high performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
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