According to Med-Health.net, cancer of the jaw is commonly known as jaw cancer or oral cancer. It is defined as a cancer that develops in tissues surrounding any part of the jaw.
Med-Health.net further states that common causes of jaw cancer include tobacco use, alcohol consumption, unprotected sunlight exposure, viral infection, aging, diet and other medical conditions. Symptoms of jaw cancer include jaw pain, tumors, swelling of the jaw, moving teeth, facial swelling, abnormal sensations in the jaw and swollen lymph nodes. Surgery is the recommended method of treatment if the cancer has not spread. For cases where the cancer has spread from the jaw to other areas of the body, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are more viable options.