Signs and symptoms
What are the symptoms of oral cancer?
The following are the most common symptoms of oral cancer; however, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
- A lip or mouth sore that does not heal.
- A white or red patch on the gums, tongue or lining of mouth.
- A lump on the lip or in the mouth or throat.
- Unusual bleeding, pain or numbness in the mouth area.
- Swelling of the jaw.
- Pain in the ear.
- Change in voice.
- A chronic sore throat.
- Feeling as if something is caught in the throat.
- Pain or difficulty in swallowing or chewing.
The symptoms of oral cancer may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.