(HealthDay News) -- Oral cancer typically is diagnosed between the ages of 55 and 64. It tends to affect more men than women, and will make up about 3 percent of all cancers diagnosed in 2017.
The American Dental Association says symptoms of oral cancer may include:
- A mouth sore or irritation that does not go away within 3weeks.
- Red or white patches.
- A lump.
- Rough spots on normally smooth areas of the mouth.
- Unexplained ear or throat trouble.
- Frequent hoarseness while talking.