How to spot the first signs of mouth cancer yourself?

There are certain symptoms and signs of mouth cancer. If an individual identifies and finds any of these symptoms, then he or she should immediately visit a dentist or physician. These symptoms do not always necessarily mean that the individual is suffering from oral cancer. However, in the presence of such cancer, any or some of these symptoms might originate.


  • The occurrence of an ulcer in the oral cavity or on the lip and the ulcer is not healing despite treatments
  • Feeling constant throbbing, discomfort and pain
  • White or red patches in the oral cavity
  • An unusual lump on the neck, lip or tongue
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Unusual and inexplicable bleeding in the mouth
  • Numbness in the oral cavity
  • Unexplained loosing of teeth
  • The existence of constant sores on the neck, face or mouth which bleed easily and do not heal despite treatments
  • The feeling that something is caught in the back of the throat
  • Difficulty in swallowing, chewing, biting, speaking and moving the tongue
  • Ear pain
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Alteration in the way the teeth and the dentures fit together

If individual experiences any or some of these symptoms, then a dentist or physician should be contacted straight away.