Oral (Mouth) Cancer
Signs And Symptoms 


There are many varied oral (mouth) cancer signs and symptoms. You need to be on the lookout for:

  • Red or white patches in your mouth or on or under your tongue.
  • Mouth ulcers that do not go away or a sore that does not heal or bleeds easily.
  • A lump or thickening of the skin or lining of the mouth.
  • Pain when swallowing or chewing.
  • A painful tongue, or a pain in the neck that doesn’t go away.
  • A sore throat or hoarse voice.
  • Numbness anywhere in the mouth.
  • Jaw pain or stiffness.
  • Swelling in the mouth that persists.
  • A sensation that something is stuck in the throat.
  • Changes in speech.

Click here to see what some of the signs look like.


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Resource: ADA and  NHS

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