Oral Cancer Symptoms

Don’t wait for oral cancer symptoms to appear. Get screened according to guidelines. If you do notice any of the following symptoms, talk with your health care professional.

  • White or red patches on lips, gum, tongue or mouth lining
  • A lump which can be felt inside the mouth or on the neck
  • Pain or difficulty chewing, swallowing or speaking
  • Hoarseness lasting a long time
  • Numbness or pain in any area of the mouth that doesn’t go away
  • Swelling of the jaw
  • Loosening of teeth
  • Difficulty wearing dentures
  • Bleeding in the mouth
  • A sore that doesn’t go away on the lips or in the mouth
  • An earache that doesn’t go away