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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening Downtown Toronto

Possible Signs of Oral Cancer

The beginning of oral cancer often does not reveal any obvious signs of disease. Initially the cancer is often painless and difficult to detect. Successful treatment of oral cancer must be performed in the earliest stage possible. Any abnormalities suspected in the tongue, mouth, gums, or surrounding tissue must be assessed by a dental provider immediately. Below we have provided a list of symptoms.

It is important to note that these symptoms do not always represent the presence of cancer. The following signs sometimes represent the early stages of oral cancer OR they may also be associated with other medical conditions.
  • Soreness in the throat
  • Sharp pain in one ear
  • Difficulty moving the mouth and jaw
  • Difficulty chewing and swallowing
  • Continuous pain within the mouth
  • Bumps, sores, and ulcerous lesions in the mouth
  • Bump in the neck
  • Partial numbness in the mouth or jaw
  • Bleeding from the gum, cheeks, tongue