The following are signs of a pathological
process or cancerous growth:
in the mouth appearing red (erythroplasia) or white (leukoplasia)
sore that will not heal and bleeds easily.
lump on the inside lining of the mouth.
sore throat or hoarseness.
with chewing or swallowing.
These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate and gum
tissues around the tongue, teeth, face or neck. DO NOT ignore suspicious
lumps or sores. Although pain does not always occur with pathology,
anyone with facial and/or oral pain without cause may be at risk
for oral cancer. If you have questions or concerns about oral pathology,
please contact us so that we may be of some
assistance to you.