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If you have oral cancer, is it common for sings to come on both sides of face at the same time?

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Dr. Robert Hulbert
Dentistry 22 years experience
Oral Cancer: The only way to be absolutely sure if a lesion is cancerous, is to have it first evaluated by a qualified professional like an oral surgeon, a dermatologist, dentist, or physician. They will often take a sample to be evaluated by a pathologist. I will say it is not likely for cancerous lesions to appear bi-laterally ( on both sides of the mid-line of the face). Always best to get an evaluation.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Unlikey: Unlikely to have bilateral oral cancer. However you need to see an ENT doc or oral surgeon to assess and biopsy to determine what the lesions are. If the lesions just appeared, safe to wait a while. If present more than 2-3 weeks, see a doc asap.

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