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What are early signs of mouth cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ulcers, hoarseness.

Oral cavity cancers present as nonhealing ulcers that can be painful.
Hoarseness may be an early sign of laryngeal cancer.

In brief: Ulcers, hoarseness.

Oral cavity cancers present as nonhealing ulcers that can be painful.
Hoarseness may be an early sign of laryngeal cancer.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dental Checkup!

Dentist are looking for those early signs when you go in for an exam. The list is large--red and whilte ulcers especially if they are speckled or velvety, bumps, irregular growths at the base of the tounge, on the lips and gums, bleeding, numbness, sores that dont go away, difficulty swallowing, chewing, speaking, hoarsness, ear pain or persistant sore throat, general health changes.

In brief: Dental Checkup!

Dentist are looking for those early signs when you go in for an exam. The list is large--red and whilte ulcers especially if they are speckled or velvety, bumps, irregular growths at the base of the tounge, on the lips and gums, bleeding, numbness, sores that dont go away, difficulty swallowing, chewing, speaking, hoarsness, ear pain or persistant sore throat, general health changes.
Dr. Meng Syn
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Advice

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 or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.

In brief: Advice

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 or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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