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first signs of oral cancer

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes it can: Can present with a palpable lymph node and on further evaluation, a mass is found in the mouth. However, what is more common is presenting with a mas ... Read More
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
44 years experience Dentistry
Not always a sore...: As is the case in most malignancy, there are occasions where the primary lesion is not discovered, or only found after metastasis to local nodes or di ... Read More
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
42 years experience Dentistry
Depends on the cance: It depends on the cancer. Oral cancer usually displays a sore that can be detected. Cancer in the lymph nodes is another type of cancer. See your dent ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
White patch: A red or white or red patch on the lips, inside cheeks, gums or tongue that does not go away could be an early sign of oral cancer. A non-healing ulce ... Read More
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Dr. Scotty Bolding
27 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pain, swelling, ucle: Swelling, pain, ulcer, swollen lymph nodes, white and red patches.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Subtle: A white, red, ulcerated, or thickened area, usually painless, of more than 2 weeks duration. Bring this to your physician's attention since these are ... Read More
Dr. Ronald Koslowski
29 years experience Prosthodontics
A white or red patch: Or any other sore or swelling in your mouth that doesn't go away after a week should be evaluated by a dentist. Oral cancer is very treatable in its e ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
42 years experience Dentistry
Need Dental Exams: Oral Cancer is a "silent disease". When it hurts, it's in its advanced stages. Your best strategy is to have your dentist do a comprehensive oral canc ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See an Oral Surgeon: With this type of question, it is better to see an oral surgeon for a complete head and neck evaluation. I doubt anything that we answer can properly ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not oral cancer: Oral cancers of mucosa oft mouth are for the most part found on the lateral side of the tongue or just inferior in the floor of the mouth. They are u ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: Sores that do not heal on their own within two weeks should be examined by your dentist or physician to determine what they are.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience Dentistry
Varies: It varies, but some common signs/symptoms of oral cancer are sores that don't heal, swelling, unexplainable changes in the way you bite, numbness, tin ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Oral Cancer: Reference sites: 1) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/oral_cancer 2) http://www.Webmd.Com/oral-health/guide/oral-cancer 3) oral cancer is best treated b ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
No: They can be raised for a host of reasons. If of concern please visit your dentist. Hope this helps.

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