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Mouth Cancer Deaths

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There are many different cancers in this area. Cancers of the lips, mouth, tongue, tonsils, gums, cheek, the upper part of the throat (pharynx) and of the glands that produce saliva. Some cancers in this area are much more common in smokers and people who chew tobacco.

Mouth and oropharynx cancers caused 0.6% of all deaths worldwide in 2002, an average of 51 deaths per million people per year and 4% of all deaths from cancer.

International Classification of Diseases-10 codes: C00-C14,

Territories are sized in proportion to the absolute number of people who died from mouth and oropharynx in one year.

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