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Oral Cancer

Symptoms and Signs of Oral Cancer

The following are the most common symptoms for oral cancer. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • A lip or mouth sore that does not heal
  • A white or red patch on the gums, tongue, or lining of mouth
  • A lump on the lip or in the mouth or throat
  • Unusual bleeding, pain, or numbness in the mouth area
  • Swelling of the jaw or neck
  • Pain in the ear
  • Change in voice
  • A chronic sore throat
  • Feeling as if something is caught in the throat
  • Pain or difficulty in swallowing or chewing
  • Cough

The symptoms of oral cancer may resemble other disorders or medical problems. Always consult your health care provider for a diagnosis.