What's My Symptom: The Mouth Cancer Quiz
by Staff
What are mouth cancer symptoms, and what are the treatments associated with them? Find out with this quiz.

How many new cases of oral cancer were diagnosed in 2010?

  • roughly 15,500
  • roughly 36,500
  • roughly 51,500

What is the percentage of oral cancers that begin in the lining of the mouth?

  • 10 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 90 percent

Who runs a higher risk of contracting oral cancer?

  • men
  • women
  • no difference

Which of the following is NOT considered part of the oral cavity?

  • teeth
  • jaw
  • tongue
  • sinuses

What age group is most susceptible to oral cancer?

  • 0 to 25
  • 25 to 55
  • 60 and over

Which of the following is NOT considered a risk factor for oral cancer?

  • tobacco use
  • frequent alcohol use
  • a high-fiber diet
  • All are risk factors.

Which of the following procedures can be used to treat oral cancer?

  • surgery
  • chemotherapy
  • radiation treatment
  • none of the above
  • all of the above

If a patient who smokes and drinks is diagnosed with oral cancer, what is the first thing he or she should do?

  • quit smoking, but go ahead and drink more
  • quit both smoking and drinking
  • update the life insurance policy

In terms of oral cancer risk, what is the safest tobacco product?

  • cigarettes
  • pipe tobacco
  • chewing tobacco
  • none of the above

What percentage of oral cancer cases can be directly attributed to tobacco use?

  • 30 percent
  • 60 percent
  • 90 percent

Which of the following is NOT considered an indication of a possible cancerous condition?

  • loose teeth
  • persistent painful swallowing
  • abnormal bleeding
  • none of the above

If you suspect a condition might indicate oral cancer, when should you contact your doctor or dentist?

  • immediately
  • between one and two weeks
  • after a couple of months

If you've been diagnosed with mouth cancer, what procedures might be recommended to see if the cancer has spread?

  • X-rays
  • CT scans
  • MRIs
  • all of the above

Which of the following is NOT typically a member of a cancer medical team?

  • chemotherapy oncologist
  • Pilates instructor
  • surgeon
  • rehabilitation specialist

What is the most common medical approach to oral cancer?

  • chemotherapy
  • radiation treatment
  • surgery

What is the role of the plastic surgeon in an oral cancer case?

  • to provide a second opinion to the oncology team
  • to ensure that the surgery is not too invasive
  • to reconstruct facial features

Why is it advisable to have speech therapy following oral cancer surgery?

  • to help regain normal speech patterns
  • to help regain normal breathing patterns
  • to help regain normal swallowing patterns
  • all of the above

Why are dental implants often considered during oral cancer cases?

  • to replace compromised bone and tissue
  • to help distract the patient from the cancer
  • They are rarely considered during cancer cases.

Which of the following major league sports is best known for chewing tobacco use?

  • baseball
  • basketball
  • football

How much higher are the odds of a mouth cancer survivor developing a second occurrence?

  • 5 times
  • 20 times
  • 100 times
  • There is no increased risk.