We complete an oral cancer check as part of your general check-up, but here are some of the most common signs you’ll be able to notice at home:
An ulcer or sore inside the mouth should heal within two weeks. If it doesn’t, it’s best to have a dentist take a look. If left untreated, it can become a health concern.
Oral cancer is cancer of the mouth, which most commonly involves the lips or the tongue. It may also occur on the:
The sore, lump or ulcer in the mouth may also be:
Your doctor and/or dentist will examine your mouth. The examination may show a sore on the lip, tongue, or other area of the mouth OR an ulcer or bleeding
Tests used to confirm oral cancer include: