How to spot the first signs of mouth cancer yourself?

You can easily spot the first signs of mouth cancer yourself by certain symptoms. If an individual identifies and finds any of these symptoms, then he or she should immediately visit a dentist or physician or consult with our Oral Health Care Specialist. These symptoms do not always necessarily mean that the individual is suffering from oral cancer. However, in the presence of such mouth 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 Oral Dental Care Professionals or physician should be contacted straight away.