Cancers of Oral Cavity, Pharynx, Larynx & Neck

 

Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat), can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.

 

Symptoms of Oral Cancer

The most common symptoms of oral cancer include:

  • Swellings/thickenings, lumps or bumps, rough spots/crusts/or eroded areas on the lips, gums, or other areas inside the mouth

  • The development of velvety white, red, or speckled (white and red) patches in the mouth

  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth

  • Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth, or neck

  • Persistent sores on the face, neck, or mouth that bleed easily and do not heal within 2 weeks

  • A soreness or feeling that something is caught in the back of the throat

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue

  • Hoarseness, chronic sore throat, or change in voice

  • Ear pain

  • A change in the way your teeth or dentures fit together

  • Dramatic weight loss

 

Common Types of Oral Cancer

  • Cavity

  • Pharynx

  • Larynx

  • Neck

 

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please schedule an appointment today!