Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer or mouth cancer, a subtype of head and neck cancer, is any cancerous tissue growth located in the oral cavity. It may arise as a primary lesion originating in any of the oral tissues directly, or by metastasis from a distant site of origin. Oral cancer screenings are usually done by a dentist during a patient's dental exam which should occur every six months.  
 Signs and Symptoms:
 
Skin lesion, lump, or ulcer that do not resolve in 14 days located:
  • On the tongue, lip, or other mouth areas
  • Usually small
  • Most often pale colored, be dark or discolored
  • Early sign may be a white patch (leukoplakia) or a red patch (erythroplakia) on the soft tissues of the mouth
  • Usually painless initially
  • May develop a burning sensation or pain when the tumor is advanced
  • Behind the wisdom tooth
  • Even behind the ear

Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease:

  • Tongue problems
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Mouth sores
  • Pain and paresthesia are late symptoms.
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