Scientific Sessions

Oral Cancer Research

Oral tumours present as a developing or persistent sore in the mouth. If not detected and treated early, oral cancer, which includes malignancies of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat), can be fatal. The following are the most common oral cancer symptoms:
Swellings/thickenings, lumps or bumps on the lips, gums, or other places inside the mouth, rough spots/crusts/or eroded bits
The mouth is covered with velvety white, red, or speckled (white and red) patches.
Bleeding in the mouth that appears to be coming from the gums
Numbness, lack of sensation, or pain/tenderness in any part of the face, mouth, or neck that hasn't gone away.