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Symptoms of Oral cancer

Symptoms of Oral cancer

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Oral cancer includes the 44 symptoms listed below:

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Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

It is important to spot oral cancer as early as possible, since treatment works best before the disease has spread. If you notice any red or white patches on the gums or tongue, sores that do not heal within 2 weeks, or if you have difficulty chewing or swallowing, be sure to see a dentist. (Source: excerpt from Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer: NCI (Excerpt)

These are some symptoms to watch for:

  • A sore on the lip or in the mouth that does not heal;

  • A lump on the lip or in the mouth or throat;

  • A white or red patch on the gums, tongue, or lining of the mouth;

  • Unusual bleeding, pain, or numbness in the mouth;

  • A sore throat that does not go away, or a feeling that something is caught in the throat;

  • Difficulty or pain with chewing or swallowing;

  • Swelling of the jaw that causes dentures to fit poorly or become uncomfortable;

  • A change in the voice; and/or

  • Pain in the ear.

These symptoms may be caused by cancer or by other, less serious problems. It is important to see a dentist or doctor about any symptoms like these, so that the problem can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer: NCI)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Oral cancer. This signs and symptoms information for Oral cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Oral cancer signs or Oral cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Oral cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Oral cancer symptoms.


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