How is Oral Cancer typically diagnosed?

By Dr. Terri Nguyen

A comprehensive oral evaluation and soft tissue exam annually are recommended.

An oral cancer screening is painless; treatment for oral cancer is not.

Red or white patches behind the mouth.

Mouth sores or ulcers.

Lump in the neck, throat, or floor of the mouth.

Difficulty swallowing.

Pain and tenderness in teeth or gums.

What are the warning signs of oral cancer?

Change in the fit or dentures.

A visible change in mouth tissue.

Unpleasant sensations, hard to open the jaw, chew or swallow.

Swelling in the neck.

What are the warning signs of oral cancer?

People who use tobacco and smokers.

Heavy alcohol drinkers.

People with a history of oral human papillomavirus infections.

Who is most at risk for oral cancer?