patches (erythroplasia) or whitish patches (leukoplakia) in the
A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily
lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth
sore throat or hoarseness
in chewing or swallowing
These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, and gum
tissue around the teeth, tongue, face, and/or neck. Pain does not
always occur with pathology and, curiously, is not often associated
with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial and/or oral pain
without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral
cancer. We would recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination
monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body's most
important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores.
Please contact us so we may help.