– Reddish or whitish patches in the mouth
– A sore that doesn’t heal and bleeds easily
– A lump or thickening of the skin lining the inside of the mouth
– Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
– Difficulty in chewing or swallowing
These skin changes can be detected on your lips, cheeks, face, neck or palate; they can also happen in gum tissue around your teeth or tongue. Pain does not always occur and is not often associated with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer.