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What are the first signs of mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

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Dr. Aaron Cook answered

Specializes in Dentistry

This is a big reason to see a dentist on a regular basis for checkups. As with many types of cancer, catching "mouth cancer" early greatly improves your chances of defeating it. A dentist has many tools at their disposal to see very small lesions that could be or eventually turn into cancer.

Answered Oct 30, 2016



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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.

Answered Jun 12, 2018



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