How common is verrucous carcinoma?

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Verrucous carcinoma is a relatively rare type of cancer. It's a subtype of squamous cell carcinoma, of which there are about 200,000 to 300,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Of the squamous cell carcinomas that occur in the oral cavity or larynx, about 1 to 3 percent are verrucous carcinoma. In general, verrucous carcinoma most commonly forms in the oral cavities of males older than 50.

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