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A 32-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are the signs of mouth cancer?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
A growth or ulcer in: Mouth cancers can be in the form of a non healing ulcer or a mass/growth which continues to grow and may then cause pain and bleeding.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 10 years experience
Un healing ulcer : Oral cancer might come in the form of an ulcer that does not heal or an immobilized mass that does not heal and increase in size.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Signs/symptoms: See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the signs that you are developing mouth cancer?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Ulcers: A sore in the mouth that just doesn't heal.
A 25-year-old member asked:

Is discoloration of your mouth a sign of oral cancer?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Yes: A red or white or red patch on the lips, inside cheeks, gums or tongue that does not go away could be an early sign of oral cancer.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Benjamin Vela
Dentistry 16 years experience
Anything abnormal: First you look for something abnormal: pain, swelling, discoloration from normal, etc. These generally lead to a determination of the cause. If the cause is not solved with a dental procedure (root canal, extraction, etc) then the cause is abnormal. A biopsy or blood test is often recommended and/or referral to an oral surgeon. If you have habits like drinking, smoking, tobacco, go see a dentist!
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are early signs of mouth cancer?

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Ulcers, hoarseness.: Oral cavity cancers present as nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. Hoarseness may be an early sign of laryngeal cancer.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Qhat are some early signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Mouth cancer: Any lesion that has not completely resolved after two weeks should be seen by an oral surgeon and evaluated for a biopsy. It's that simple. Also every adult individual should see their dentist for an exam every 6 months which should include a complete head and neck soft tissue examination. Individuals cannot examine themselves nor are trained to know what to look fo.

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