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Oral Cancer

Side Effects of Oral Cancer

Side effects of treatment for oral cancer vary, depending on the type of treatment and the area being treated. Side effects can be temporary or permanent. The following are some of the more common side effects of oral cancer treatment:

  • Swelling from surgery
  • Sore mouth
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, or talking
  • Changes to appearance, temporarily or permanently
  • Weight loss due to a sore mouth, which may make eating difficult
  • Inability to wear dentures for a period of time

Depending on the type of treatment, other side effects may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Dental problems
  • Lowered immune system
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Mouth sores
  • Lack of appetite

Locations for Oral Cancer