Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery KGMU, Lucknow

941 500 6417

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Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer often causes symptoms at an early stage, which are commonly mistaken for other less serious conditions.

The symptoms of oral cancer includes of following:

  • A mouth sore that won’t heal
  • Mouth pain that won’t go away
  • White patches (leukoplakia), Red patches (erythroplakia) or mixed red and white patches (erythroleukoplakia) on the lips or in the mouth
  • A lump or growth on the lips, in the mouth or on the tongue
  • Thickening of the inner cheek lining (the buccal mucosa)
  • Bleeding in the mouth
  • Dentures that no longer fit
  • Slurred speech
  • Swollen salivary glands
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck (called cervical lymph nodes)
  • Numbness or loss of sensation over the tongue or lips
  • Swelling of the jaw
  • Voice changes
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Weight loss