Oral cancer or otherwise known as mouth cancer typically develops in any of the parts of the mouth, including gums, lips, tongue, inner lining of the cheeks, and roof and floor of the mouth. According to studies and surveys, men are more likely to develop oral cancer than women. It’s also rare for individuals under the age of 40 years to develop this disease, unless exposed to its risk factors.
Symptoms of oral cancer
Most signs and symptoms of oral cancer, especially the earliest ones can be confused with other benign issues such as toothache or cavity. However, if these symptoms come handy with the below mentioned ones, it’s time to get scanned for oral cancer.
- Swelling, bumps, crusts, or eroded areas on the lips, gums, or in the inner lining of the mouth
- Unexpected bleeding
- Unexpected weight loss
- Presence of smooth red, white, and/or dotted patches in the