Question by  callmezimmy (21)

What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?

I am scared that someone I love may have mouth cancer.


Answer by  mpartin (1600)

Symptoms can vary but usually begin with a white spot or sore on the inside of the mouth. Over time it will become gradually worse and the skin may begin to deteriorate and begin to come off. Some people have to have part of their jaw removed if the cancer spreads.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

My wife's doctor told her, "any sore that lasts more than a month and a half isn't a sore, istn't a zit, and so on, it doesn't heal up-- check.


Answer by  LDi (6)

Mouth cancer may appear as a lump or ulcer in the mucous membranes and is often manifested as a deep,hard crack in the tissue that is often pale (not always).


Answer by  Susan (179)

You may have sore gums or a sore that doesn't heal, a sore throat, your lining of your mouth may thicken. You could have a hard time chewing or swallowing.


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

Symptoms include nonhealing ulcers, bleeding in gums, hard firm mass, rapidly growing mass in mouth. History of smoking, alcohol abuse, and middle-old age are suggestive of mouth cancer.


Answer by  Lindy14 (104)

There are many symptoms and many types of oral cancer, you should look for growths, open sores and lumps under the tongue, in the cheeks and gumline.


Answer by  heatherbooboo (655)

Sores that do not go away with treatment are a symptom, also gums that bleed and do not heal. Especially when you have never had any of these before. Sores sometimes act like a fever blister.


Answer by  juanita57 (1374)

I think the symptoms of mouth cancer could be a white spot or any kind of spot in your mouth any where, or maybe a sore that won't heal. The place will spread and the dentist or oral surgeon will need to do a bioposy on the spot.The place might not even be sore to them.

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