The doctor will check your neck and oral tissues for any lumps, recurring sore areas, or patches of whiteness or redness. If it is detected in its early stages, cancer of the oral tissues can be more successfully treated.
The primary risk factors for oral cancer are smoking and heavy alcohol consumption.
75 percent of oral cancers diagnosed in the US are due to these risk factors. You may also be at risk from Oral cancer due to other environmental or lifestyle factors.