In Ireland, there are over 700 cases of oral cancer each year.
Because it is common, you should be able to identify the different symptoms.
Do you go to the dentist regularly? Do you know the most common oral cancer symptoms? Keep reading to learn more about when to seek treatment.
1. Patches and Lumps in Your Mouth
If you notice patches, lumps, or even sores on or around your mouth, this may be an oral cancer symptom.
This symptom could take many different forms, but some of the most common ones include red or white patches inside of your mouth, sometimes even on your tongue, tonsils or gums.
You could even notice swelling of different bumps or spots on your lips or mouth.
As with a lot of cancers, new growths and lumps may form on or in your mouth, but they could also form on your neck as well.
You could even develop ulcers that just won’t go away.
If you’ve had any of these sores, ulcers, or odd growths for at least two weeks and they don’t go away, it may be time to visit your dentist or doctor.