The mucosa is a special type of skin which lines the inside of the mouth. This skin should be smooth, and pink in color. However, if this description does not match what you are experiencing, this may be a sign of a pathological process. The most serious outcome of the pathological process can lead to oral cancer. If you are experiencing any of the following signs, seek treatment immediately.

Patches, red or white in color, in the mouth. Red patches can also be described as erythroplasia, while white patches may be referred to as leukoplakia

A sore in the mouth that does not heal over time and is prone to bleeding

A thick lump on the skin lining in the mouth, or on the mucosa

Difficulty chewing and swallowing

A chronic sore throat

Chronic hoarseness in the throat

Any of the signs listed can occur, or be detected on, the lips, cheeks, palate, or gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face, or neck. Pathology is not often indicated by any kind of pain. However, if there a patient experiences any pain in the areas listed without any obvious cause, this may be a sign to undergo an oral cancer examination.

Preforming an oral cancer self-examination monthly is highly recommended. the mouth is an incredibly important warning system of the body, and it is essential to do monthly check-ups to ensure that you are not at risk.

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