Skip to Content

Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Oral Cancer

-- Oral cancer typically is diagnosed between the ages of 55 and 64. It tends to affect more men than women, and will make up about 3 percent of all cancers diagnosed in 2017.

The American Dental Association says symptoms of oral cancer may include:

  • A mouth sore or irritation that does not go away within 3weeks.
  • Red or white patches.
  • A lump.
  • Rough spots on normally smooth areas of the mouth.
  • Unexplained ear or throat trouble.
  • Frequent hoarseness while talking.

© 2020 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Posted: November 2017

Read this next

Cancer Takes Heavy Toll on Women's Work and Finances: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2020 -- Young women with cancer are at a high risk for employment and financial consequences, a new study finds. "Our study addresses the burden of employment...

Don't Overdo the Halloween Candy, or Your Smile May Suffer

SUNDAY, Oct. 11, 2020 - - COVID-19 may change the look of Halloween this year, but dressing up and indulging in some sweets is all part of the fun, even if your kids can't go door...

Older Patients at Risk When Dentists Prescribe Opioids

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Seniors who take depression and anxiety drugs shouldn't be prescribed opioid painkillers by their dentist because it puts them at increased risk for...