A 47-year-old member asked:
throat cancer a cause for painful sores in mouth?
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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.
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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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