Mouth cancer refers to cancer that develops in any of the parts that make up the mouth. Signs and symptoms of mouth cancer may include: A sore that doesn't heal A lump or thickening of the skin or lining of mouth. Mouth cancer occurs when something goes wrong with the normal cell lifecycle, causing them to grow and reproduce uncontrollably. A white or reddish patch on the inside of mouth. Cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking are the main forms of tobacco use in the UK.
However, the traditional ethnic habits of chewing tobacco, betel quid, gutkha and paan are particularly dangerous. Many recent reports have linked mouth cancer to the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the major cause of cervical cancer and affects the skin that lines the moist areas of the body. According to World Health Rankings Spain have 3.34 death rates per 10,000 people. According to World Health Rankings Sweden have 1.80 death rates per 10,000 people.