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Oral Cancer Symptoms

A doctor examines a patient for signs of oral cancer Talk to your doctor if you think you have signs of oral cancer.

What are Possible Signs of Oral Cancer?

Many oral cancers are found because a person notices unusual changes in his or her own mouth. You, too, can check your mouth for early signs of oral cancer. All you need to do is open your mouth and look into a mirror. Here's a list of symptoms to check for.

If you notice any of these problems, see your doctor or dentist right away. Many of these symptoms can be caused by something other than oral cancer, often something less serious. But if it does turn out to be oral cancer, treatment is more successful when the cancer is caught early on. Check with your doctor or dentist to be sure.

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