2. Pain That Persists

Pain that does not go away is another common sign of oral cancer, though pain in or around the mouth can have other, less serious causes, as well. The pain may stem from cellular changes or indicate a deeper growth that is pressing on a nerve. Any sores or ulcers that are not healing can cause significant pain as well.

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