Symptoms of oral cancer - any blockage in the oral cavity, soft or hard lump, non-healing ulcerative wound that bleeds, causes foul breath, may indicate the presence of painful oral cancer.
A oral cavity cancerlesions can interfere with chewing and swallowing and speech.
Tumours of the tongue occur mainly on the side of the tongue and are painless for a long time. If you notice reddened areas on the tongue, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible.
Tumours of the palate are also asymptomatic for a long time and often develop at the base of reddish discoloured areas.
Reddened areas on the mucous membranes of the mouth or even thickened whitish patches can be equally suspicious, so it is also recommended to seek medical advice.
Red, white or brown patches on the lips may also indicate oral cavity cancerfor the disease.
Tumours of the jaw bones can usually cause pain and numbness due to the involvement of the periosteum, but they can also develop painlessly.
Tumours of the salivary glands (parotid, submandibular, sublingual) can be painful or painless, usually grow quickly and are hard to the touch.