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Pictures of mouth cancer

Men and women discussing mouth cancer

This page shows some 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

Below is a picture of a shallow ulcer on the lower lip

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

Picture of a speckled ulcer on the inside of the cheek

 

Tongue cancer

This picture below shows cancer on the side of the tongue

Picture showing cancer on the side of the tongue

 

A red patch under the tongue

And below is a picture of a red patch underneath the tongue

Picture of a red patch underneath the tongue

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Updated: 19 March 2013