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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of lip /mouth cancer?

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In brief: Mouth cancer

Symptoms include any changes in your mouth or on your lips that do not heal or resolve in 7-10 days.
However, many mouth cancers do not have any symptoms. For this reason you should have a thorough dental examination every 6 months, especially if you smoke, chew, drink alcohol, or engage in oral sex.

In brief: Mouth cancer

Symptoms include any changes in your mouth or on your lips that do not heal or resolve in 7-10 days.
However, many mouth cancers do not have any symptoms. For this reason you should have a thorough dental examination every 6 months, especially if you smoke, chew, drink alcohol, or engage in oral sex.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms

Symptoms are not a good indicator of the presence of mouth cancer, but if you have some really swollen lymph nodes along your sternocleidomastoid and under the angle of your mandible and you have metastatic changes in your oral mucosa then those are better signs.
If all this sounds like jibberish then visit a reputable ENT who deals with throat and mouth cancer.

In brief: Symptoms

Symptoms are not a good indicator of the presence of mouth cancer, but if you have some really swollen lymph nodes along your sternocleidomastoid and under the angle of your mandible and you have metastatic changes in your oral mucosa then those are better signs.
If all this sounds like jibberish then visit a reputable ENT who deals with throat and mouth cancer.
Dr. David Mcnay
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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Non healing ulcer with or without lymph gland swelling needs to be checked out by a Physician, it may need biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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