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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many ways: The known risk factors for oral cancer are tobacco use (whether cigarettes, cigars or smokeless tobacco), alcohol use, and infection with certain stra ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Varies: The common squamous carcinomas of the oropharynx are most often caused by tobacco, with alcohol and perhaps viruses often contributing. Others such as ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Unlikely: Unlikely but cancer spares none.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Many causes: The various causative factors for oral caner are genetic predisposition, tobacco, alcohol, poor nutrition, radiation exposure, hpv and ebv infections ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
I guess you can..: But why would you? The exam is part of the visit, and can only help you. It is non-invasive, so it doesn't hurt. Your dental providers are looking out ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Koslowski
29 years experience in Prosthodontics
Smoking ; drinking: The combination of tobacco and alcohol use is historically the greatest risk factor in developing oral cancer. Use of chewing or smokeless tobacco is ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Oral cancer: painless white lesion lasting greater than three weeks, lesion that bleeds with little trauma, non-tender firm neck mass.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience in Dentistry
Biopsy: There are several screening procedures that are available such as a brush biopsy, velscope examination and visilite. If any of these are positive, the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience in Dentistry
See a dentist: Have an examination as oral cancer screening is part of your regular semiannual dental checkup..
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