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A 18-year-old female asked:

red patch inside cheek in mouth. not swollen or painful, just raw to the touch. been there 2 months. lump on neck beside throat. oral cancer?!

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Almost unheard of: in a person of your age. However, infection is a real possibility. You have health insurance coverage. You should see your GP and have this checked out. Good luck!
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Rare for age: Rare for age. 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.

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Last updated Nov 14, 2016

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