Pictures of changes in the mouth that could be cancerous and would need urgent referral to a specialist.
These photos give you an idea of what possible mouth cancers can look like, but remember that they might appear differently to this.
It's important to be aware of the symptoms of mouth cancer so you can contact your GP or dentist if you notice anything abnormal. There are pictures of:
- a shallow ulcer
- a speckled ulcer
- tongue cancer
- a red patch under the tongue
A shallow ulcer
Below is a picture of a shallow ulcer on the lower lip.
A speckled ulcer
The picture below shows a speckled ulcer on the inside of the cheek.
This picture below shows cancer on the side of the tongue.
A red patch under the tongue
Below is a picture of a red patch underneath the tongue.