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Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
By Samantha Paterson
Oral cancer occurs in two ways: as oral-cavity cancer, which starts in the mouth, and as oropharyngeal cancer, which develops in the part of the throat just behind the mouth (the oropharynx).
Oral cancer can affect the cheeks, tongue, mouth and/or throat.
All forms of tobacco increase a person's risk of oral cancer. In fact, smokers are six times more likely to get an oral cancer than non-smokers
A sore or lesion in the mouth that does not heal within two weeks.
A lump or thickening in the cheek.
A white or red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth.
A sore throat or a feeling that something is caught in the throat.
Difficulty chewing or swallowing.
Difficulty moving the jaw or tongue.
Numbness of the tongue or other area of the mouth.
Swelling of the jaw that causes dentures to fit poorly or become uncomfortable.
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