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No Smoke, But Plenty of Danger

By now, most of us know that smoking cigarettes isn't healthy: The smoke you inhale contains toxic compounds. They increase your risk of lung cancer. But what about smokeless tobacco? Is that "little pinch" really going to hurt you? Read "No Smoke, But Plenty of Danger" article

Oral Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

Oral cancer is cancer that occurs on the lips (usually the lower lip), inside the mouth, on the back of the throat, the tonsils or salivary glands.    Read "Oral Cancer: Signs and Symptoms" article

Oral Care for Cancer Patients

Patients who undergo cancer treatment are sometimes unaware that it can affect the teeth, gums, salivary glands and other oral tissues    Read "Oral Care for Cancer Patients" article

Head and Neck Radiation Treatment & Your Mouth

If so, this information can help you. While head and neck radiation helps treat cancer, it can also cause other things to happen in your mouth called side effects    Read "Head and Neck Radiation Treatment & Your Mouth" article

Chemotherapy & Your Mouth

If so, this information can help you. While chemotherapy helps treat cancer, it can also cause other things to happen in your body called side effects.    Read "Chemotherapy & Your Mouth" article

Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment

Radiation to the head and neck and chemotherapy for any malignancy can cause oral side effects so debilitating that patients may tolerate only lower, less effective doses of cancer treatment, may postpone scheduled treatments, or may discontinue treatment entirely.     Read "Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment" article

Quitting Tobacco? Here's Help

Giving up smoking or smokeless tobacco is hard to do. But every day, people are taking the first step by calling a quit line. Read "Quitting Tobacco? Here's Help" article

Smoking: A Danger to Healthy Gums

You've probably seen the warning on cigarette packages: "Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health." What smoking-related diseases come to mind? Lung cancer, probably. Emphysema, maybe. Read "Smoking: A Danger to Healthy Gums" article

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