Biopsies/Oral Pathology

Your mouth is one of your body’s most vital warning systems. It is important that you never ignore suspicious lumps or sores. These are tell-tale indicators that something is wrong with your body, and that you are in need of immediate medical attention.

Pay attention to your body, be aware of changes

Changes can easily be detected on your lips, cheeks, palate, gum tissue, tongue, face, and neck. Pain doesn’t always occur and is normally not associated with oral cancer. In some cases, if you experience pain without an obvious cause you may also be at risk for cancer. Oral cancer self-examinations are highly recommended at least once a month!


  • Red patches (Erythroplasia)
  • White patches (Leukoplakia)
  • Sores that will not heal and bleed easily
  • A lump in the lining of your mouth
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Difficulty chewing and / or swallowing