Patient case studies
These case studies aim to improve your ability to diagnose and manage oral cancer.
Jim, a 62-year-old lorry driver, presented to his GP after noticing an increasingly painful mass on his tongue. He had not been to a dentist in over 20 years and has poor dental health.Read more
Owen, a 49-year-old architect, noticed a painless lump in the right side of his neck. He has previously seen a dentist who did not examine the neck, and a partner in the GP practice who suspected an inflamed lymph node and prescribed antibiotics 6 weeks ago.Read more
Eleanor, a 55-year-old carer, changed her dentist due to the retirement of her previous one. The new dentist noticed a 2x3 cm regular white patch on the lateral border of the tongue.Read more
The images are for illustrative purposes only and the people shown are models.