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A 46-year-old female asked:

can two growths in the mouth of a person with hpv be oral cancer?

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Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Unlikely: that would be unlikely but if a SMOKER _ get this checked
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Unknown: While oral cancer may be rare, the only way to know is to have it checked out by a dentist and if anything is questionable have it biopsied by an oral surgeon. If you are a smoker and /or drink alcohol on a regular basis, your chance of developing oral cancer is higher than the rest of the population.
Dr. Michelle Aldrich
Dentistry 13 years experience
HPV & Oral Cancer: HPV - Human Papilloma Virus - has many different types. Of the about 100 types, only about 10% are related to cancers. However, do not downplay that statistic as insignificant. Any growth in the mouth should be investigated by an Oral Surgeon to determine it's origin. Oral cancer is often not discovered soon enough and has about a 30% death rate. Early detection is the key to surviving it.

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