Oral Cancer Symptoms
It’s important to note that Oral Cancer can be insidious, progressing long before symptoms appear. For this reason you should consider screening even if you do not have symptoms. Those who smoke tobacco or who consume a lot of alcohol should be vigilant about screenings for Oral Cancer. It’s important to note that about a quarter of those diagnosed with Oral Cancer are not smokers or former smokers so everyone should consider getting tested, particularly if you have symptoms.
Symptoms include: oral sores that do not heal, rough patches in the mouth, discoloration, changes in the mouth such as new jaw pain, teeth that have suddenly inexplicably loosened, pain.
*The above symptoms are not-exhaustive and could be signs of other oral health problems.