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Oral cancer symptoms and signs

Oral cancer
Cancer is an infamous condition affecting parts of the body such as the lungs or breasts.

Some of the most common oral cancer symptoms and signs include:

  • Persistent mouth sore that does not heal
  • Persistent mouth pain
  • A lump or thickening in the cheek
  • A white or red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth
  • A sore throat or persistent feeling that something is caught in the throat

Mouth cancer refers to cancer that develops in any of the parts that make up the mouth (oral cavity). Mouth cancer can occur on the:

  • Lips
  • Gums
  • Tongue
  • Inner lining of the cheeks
  • Roof of the mouth
  • Floor of the mouth (under the tongue)


There's no proven way to prevent mouth cancer. However, you can reduce your risk of mouth cancer if you:

  • Drink alcohol only in moderation, if at all.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure to your lips.
  • Dental clinic in Leicester see your dentist regularly.
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