Mouth Cancer Symptoms

Mouth Cancer SymptomsMouth cancer symptoms include bumps, lumps, thickenings or swellings, crusts, rough spots or erosion of gums, lips, or any other place inside the mouth. Some people develop red, white or speckled patches inside the mouth that appear velvety. Other mouth cancer symptoms include bleeding in the mouth that has no other explanation, loss of feeling or numbness, and pain or tenderness in the neck, mouth, or face. Mouth sores that bleed easily and do not heal in 2 weeks are also indicators that oral cancer might be present. A change in how your dentures or teeth fit together could be another or the mouth cancer symptoms Throat cancer symptoms include a feeling that something is caught in your throat, soreness of the throat, hoarseness, a change in the voice, and problems swallowing. Extreme weight loss is another of the mouth cancer symptoms. Lip cancer symptoms include sores that don’t heal, lumps, and discoloration. Your dentist will screen for mouth cancer symptoms at your regular check up. In the mean time, if you develop these symptoms, seek a professional evaluation.

Cancer treatment depends on the location of the cancer and whether or not the cancer has spread (metastized).

Cancer can develop anywhere in the mouth or oral cavity, including the tongue. Tongue cancer treatment, just like treatment for cancer anywhere else involves several options or combinations of treatment. If possible, surgery may be recommended to remove the cancerous lesion. Radiation is another option for destroying cancer. The doctor will perform other tests to see is the cancer has spread to other parts of the body including the lymph nodes. If the cancer has spread, chemotherapy may be used to treat the entire body. You can reduce your risk of mouth cancer by not smoking and not drinking alcohol in excess.