Oral Cancers

Oral cancer is also known as mouth cancer. Mouth cancers typically start as a lump, bump or patch in the mouth (these are called “lesions”). Something suspicious that does not go away after a few weeks is usually discovered either by you, your dentist or another doctor. Most mouth cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (cancer cells come from the cells lining all parts of the inside of the mouth), but salivary gland cancers and other types of cancers can arise in the mouth as well.