Cancer is defin
ed as the uncontrollable growth of cells that in
vade and cause damage to surroundin
g tissue. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in
the mouth that does not go away. Oral cancer, which in
cludes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sin
uses, and pharynx (throat), can be life threatenin
g if not diagnosed and treated early.
See What Oral Cancer and Other Mouth Problems Look Like
What Are the Symptoms of Oral Cancer?