Oral cancer develops in the lip, tongue, floor of the mouth, palate, gums, inner lining of the mouth, and throat. It accounts for 2-4% of the cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. Read more: How do you screen for oral cancer? Article
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The term oral cancer includes cancer of the mouth (oral cavity) and the back of the mouth (oropharynx). Red and white patches inside the mouth, bleeding, loose teeth, pain upon swallowing, a lump in the neck, earache, and a sore on your lip or in your mouth that won't heal are all symptoms of oral cancer. Treatment for oral cancer depends upon the staging of the disease and usually involves surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.
What Do Early Signs of Tongue Cancer Look Like?
Tongue cancer is a serious form of oral cancer. In most patients, there may be a few to no symptoms in the early stages of tongue cancer.