What to look for
How Do We Recognise Oral Cancer?
A multitude of mucosal disorders, mostly benign anomalies may be found when screening the oral mucosa. This makes it difficult to make a diagnosis of cancer or a potentially malignant disorder unless the practitioner is familiar with the clinical presentation. Sometimes malignant lesions seen in the early stage may be mistaken for a benign change.
Key entities considered in this section to help the practitioner with a differential diagnosis are:
Potentially malignant disorders. These are listed below: