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A 22-year-old female asked:

how common is oral cancer in the roof of the mouth?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
It depends: General statistics don't signify much. Please repost & specify: male or female? US or elsewhere? Young or old? Smoker or nonsmoker? If smoker, cigarette or pipe/cigars?
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Uncommon: Unless you smoke (anything) or abuse alcohol, cancer in the roof of the mouth is relatively uncommon. If you have swelling, a lesion, bleeding, or pain, that has not fully cleared in 2 weeks from onset, seek immediate evaluation. See your General Dentist, a specialist Oral Surgeon, or a specialist Oral Pathologist.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Oral cancer: You've posted that an oral surgeon diagnosed you with a fibroma, which is harmless. If you're that concerned, have the lesion removed and biopsied, and have peace of mind.

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