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Mouth cancer can develop in most parts of the mouth, including the lips, gums and occasionally the throat.
The most common symptoms of mouth cancer are:
Other symptoms may include:
Many of the symptoms listed above can be caused by less serious conditions, such as minor infections.
However, it's strongly recommended that you visit your GP or dentist if any of the above symptoms have lasted longer than three weeks. It's particularly important to seek medical advice if you drink or smoke regularly.
Mouth cancer often doesn't cause any noticeable symptoms during its initial stages.
This is why it's important to have regular dental check-ups, particularly if you smoke, drink heavily or chew betel, a type of nut commonly consumed in Asia. Your dentist may be able to detect mouth cancer during an examination.