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throat cancer a cause for painful sores in mouth?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Anatomy:: Throat begins at tongue base, tonsils, soft palate; mouth: tongue, gums/alveolar ridge, cheeks, floor of mouth . Many mouth sores are traumatic. Some are aphthous ulcers. Very few are cancers and none are from the throat.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
It can be,: But don't think you have throat cancer because you have oral ulcers. The most common ulcers are benign. If you are concerned, see your dentist.

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Last updated Aug 25, 2013

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