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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Cancer in the mouth: Oral cancer is one type of cancer and occurs more commonly in people who smoke and drink. HPV is an other causative agent for cancers in the back of t ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
~35-40K cases/yr: There are about 35-40, 000 oral and pharynx cancers per year in the United States.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Please ask again: It is much better here, where we are limited to just a few lines to respond to be specific about your symptoms and question and not to ask such an ope ... Read More
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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Increases: Smoking and smokeless (chewing) tobacco increases the risk of oral cancer. This can involve any part of the oral cavity - lips, tongue, inside of mou ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience in 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes: Oral cancer can cause ear pain, jaw pain or swelling, neck pain or swelling, or headache.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in 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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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Oral cancer: The odds are very good if you have cancer. Not sure what prompts the question. If you feel you were misdiagnosed please, by all means, get a second op ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Biopsy: The only way to diagnose a malignancy is by a biopsy of the suspicious lesion.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurentia Nodit
26 years experience in Pathology
Nothing: Screening for oral cancer is usually performed during your dental cleaning/dental exam. If a lesion is detected, x-rays and biopsy may be indicated. T ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lyons
43 years experience in Gynecology
ENT or Oral surgeons: Oral surgeons or ear nose & throat specialists.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Beck
10 years experience in Dentistry
Not always: Not always but if you catch it early you definitely have a good chance of a better outcome. If you suspect you or someone you know has oral cancer, pl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fareeha Siddiqui
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Usually not: No simple cuts are not the cause of oral cancer.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience in Cardiology
No.: Throat cancer would be very unlikely in a 21 yr old with no smoking history. The cause could be quickly evaluated by an otolaryngologist who could us ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Combined modality: Treatment of oropharyngeal cancer requires multispecialties approaches-surgery is the best if possible plus minus radiation or chemo/rad post surgery. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience in Dentistry
Depends: Depends on the type of oral cancer, how early it was found and how you respond to treatment. Each person is different.
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sometimes: It depends on the type and stage of the cancer.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: Gardasil is very, very effective at protecting against infection with 4 specific sub-types of HPV - the 4 most common problematic strains. It also gi ... 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience in Dentistry
Yes and No: Some benefits occur a few minutes after quitting and some take years. http://www.killthecan.org/yourquit/howlong.asp gives some details. If you alread ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Avoid tobacco: The most common and important modifiable risk factor is tobacco use, including all forms of smoked and smokeless tobacco. Avoid all tobacco products i ... Read More
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