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!

Ear Nose & Throat Surgical Associates
Physician’s Medical Terrace

1505 Wilson Terrace #270
Glendale, CA 91206

Phone: 818-241-2101                                    

Ear Nose & Throat Surgical Associates

50 Alessandro Place #230

Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 626-577-5550


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