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Could a chronic bad taste in my mouth be a sign of cancer

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
No: Chronic bad taste in the mouth is usually a result of sinus disease, gum disease, or acid reflux (stomach acid coming up into the mouth.) medications ... Read More
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Dr. Michele Richards
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes but: Yes but more likely to be due to low grade infection.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesions. If the lesions have persisted for more than a couple of weeks, it wo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Level II Lymph Node: What you are describing is a level ii lymph node. These are enlarged when you get a sore throat, and can be enlarged when cancer spreads to them a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: All black spots are not cancers or melanoma, but it they change in shape, size or color, they need to be evaluated by a doctor.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
18 years experience Dermatology
Benign nodule : Common surface nodules on the neck include cysts and lipomas. They may grow larger or be painful. However there are some nodules that may be cancerous ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Can't tell here: White abnormalities ( not just taste buds) should be seen by a dentist or md (perhaps ear, nose, throat doc). Cancer unlikeky at your age. Get examine ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possible: To know that the tonsils are misshappen and ulcerated suggests that there were symptoms requiring evaluation. Misshapen and ulcerated suggests that t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Everybody has a few lymph nodes palpable in the neck. Since my strep throat as a second year med student, the one under my chin has been the size of a ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Well...: Some of those symptoms can be seen in certain cancers but also can be due to many other conditions. At your age, i would say cancer is unlikely but y ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. This may be alopecia areata. It is a spot where hair is lost. If that is the cause, it isn't due to cancer or a sexually transmitted disease. I ... Read More
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