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Symptoms of oral cancer

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
A few: Oral ulcer or sore, swelling, pain. numbness, loose teeth, numbness, bleeding, difficulty swallowing or chewing. See oral surgeon if concerned you mig... Read More
Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 54 years experience
Varies: Symptoms can vary depending on the stage. There may or may not be pain. A red and white patch. There can be swelling as the cancer progresses. If you ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Many: Pain. ulcer, swelling, numb lip or chin, lump in mouth or neck. read or white area. If uncertain, see an oral surgeon for exam/biopsy.

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A 18-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.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Yes: Oral cancer can cause ear pain, jaw pain or swelling, neck pain or swelling, or headache.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes in Late Disease: Oral cancers start out small and grow. They generally grow into the surrounding tissue and cause local damage and ulceration at first. They can spread... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Metastasis: Oral cancer can metastasize to other areas of the body including lymph nodes, liver, lungs, bone. Oral cancer should be managed by ENT surgeons. Oral ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 43 years experience
White Patches: White patches in the mouth can be from a variety of causes including bite trauma, irritations from a poorly fitting dental appliance, overgrowth of a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Self diagnosis: What you describe is not typical of oral cancer. Stop worrying and just see a dentist as soon as possible in order to evaluate your symptoms and get a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No worries: Only certain throat cancers, not oral cancer in general, is due to HPV; and those cancers are caused only by HPV16. So you definitely are not at risk ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dentist: It's very difficult to say what it could be without seeing the patient, it could possibly be nothing or candida (Thrush)? See a dentist for evalu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Gowth rate/healing: Mouth ulcers tend to be painful and heal within 1-2 weeks. When oral cancer is present as an ulceration it grows at a steady rate, isn't tender, and n... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 25 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possibly...: For five years you bathed the oral mucosa with carcinogens. The cancer causing compounds were absorbed into the tissue, where they may have done their... Read More

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