Oral Cancer

Oral cancer refers to any cancerous tissue inside the mouth. Oral cancer can originate in any of the tissues in the mouth, including the tongue, gums, cheek lining, palate or floor of the mouth, or it can be the result of cancer spreading from other areas of the body. Signs and symptoms of oral cancer include:

  • White or dark red patches on the lips or inside the mouth
  • Lumps inside the mouth, or changes in colour or texture of tissues inside the mouth
  • Lesions or sores inside the mouth that do not heal
  • Bleeding or numbness inside the mouth
  • Problems with swallowing
  • Changes in taste or tongue sensation
  • Fortunately, if oral cancer is detected early enough, treatment is usually very effective. With regular screenings, your dentist can detect early signs of oral cancer and advise you on treatment options. 
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