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What are the symptoms of mouth or tongue cancer?

What are the symptoms of mouth or tongue cancer?

Changes: Changes in the mouth tissues--growths, changes in color, white spots or spots that bleed, areas that don't ever seem to heal completely--these are things that should be examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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So worried that it's throat or mouth cancer. What are symptoms of throat or mouth cancer?

So worried that it's throat or mouth cancer. What are symptoms of throat or mouth cancer?

None: Until the cancer becomes late stage, there are very few if any symptoms of oral cancer. Most cancers are found first by a dentist upon routine examination by the visual changes of the tissue. Newer fluorescent technologies have come out to find oral cancer earlier, ask your dentist about them. Velscope and vizilite are two examples. If the tissue looks abnormal, a biopsy is the only diagnostic. ...Read more

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Inflamed taste bud like lesion near the tip of the toungue. Painful at times. What could this be? Cancer? Warts?

Inflamed taste bud like lesion near the tip of the toungue. Painful at times. What could this be? Cancer? Warts?

Reassurance : Important to know how long it exists. If longer that few weeks you need to be evaluated, not because it cancer, but because it could be treated after proper diagnosis. If it just few days, please gargle the mouth with camomile tea. ...Read more

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I've severe acid reflux can it cause 1 lingual tonsil more enlarged than other had previous thyroid cancer scared of throat cancer or base if tongue?

GERD: Severe reflux can result in the development of barrett's esophagus; which has an increased incidence of developing esophageal cancer. Upper endoscopy is a simple method for evaluating any esophageal disease. If your problem is severe, you should be on some form of acid blockade such as omeprazole. You may even benefit from some type of antireflux surgery. ...Read more

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Can gastric malt lymphoma cause swollen taste buds on back of tongue?

Can gastric malt lymphoma cause swollen taste buds on back of tongue?

Not typically: Gastric malt lymphoma is usually characterized by being localized to the stomach alone. The back of the tongue is a part of another lymphatic region known as waldeyer's ring and people can develop lymphoma there, but swollen tastebuds is not a common appearance for lymphoma. So they are not guaranteed to be related. If you have a gastric malt and are suspicious, see an ent. ...Read more

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Small reddish bump on right of pharynx wall at the back of throat.Slight irritation in throat.Six months smoker. Cancer?

Small reddish bump on right of pharynx wall at the back of throat.Slight irritation in throat.Six months smoker. Cancer?

Quit smoking: You should quit smoking while you are ahead. It is unlikely that the bump is cancer, but by continuing smoking you are ruining your health in many ways. ...Read more

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What symptoms appear in mouth (oral) cancer, treatment?

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What symptoms appear in mouth (oral) cancer, treatment?

Signs and Symptoms: Non-healing red and/or white patch or ulcer. Unusual progressive swelling or enlargement of any part of oral tissue. Tooth mobility without cause. Unusual oral or nose bleeding. If concerned, see your dentist for examination and cancer screening. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cancer on the tongue?

What are symptoms of cancer on the tongue?

Non healing ulcer: A non healing ulcerated lesion with a crusty border and sometimes foul taste and odor are some findings. If the tumor is advanced, speech problems and difficulty in swallowing may also be present. Evaluation of any suspicious lesion and possible biopsy if indicated would be recommended. ...Read more

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Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Not really: Tongue ulcers do not turn into cancers but they may be cancers to begin with. ...Read more

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What are symptoms or signs of tounge cancer?

What are symptoms or signs  of tounge cancer?

Pain, swelling,etc: There may be no symptoms at all. Or one or more of the following are common: pain, swelling, ulceration or non-healing area, bleeding, difficulty swallowing or swelling in the neck lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of throat or lung cancer ?

What's the symptoms of throat or lung cancer ?

Why do you ask?: You're self-diagnosed as having a 'vitamin deficiency' as well. Are you being cared for by an evidence-based practitioner? If so, you need to report any mass in the throat, difficulty swallowing, discolored area, weight loss, or unexplained cough. If not, these are the most concerning symptoms. If you are a smoker, please try to stop. ...Read more

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Could listerine cause cancer of the mouth or neck?

Could listerine cause cancer of the mouth or neck?

No: Listerime does not cause cancer. Now having said that, people who smoke should not use a mouthrinse containing alcohol. The alcohol can dry the tissue in the mouth and make it more susceptible to the carcinogens in the tobacco. It is, however, the tobacco that will cause cancer...Not the listerine! ...Read more

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Symptoms of soar throat , white tongue , red Bumps I'm back of throat and tongue . Doesn't hurt much , possibilities ?

Symptoms of soar throat , white tongue , red
Bumps I'm back of throat and tongue . Doesn't hurt much , possibilities ?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Sharp tooth causes cut/abrasion on tongue. Within 1 hr, tongue is numb, red, bumpy. Within 2 hrs, severe tongue swelling.NO sign of infection. Cause?

Sharp tooth causes cut/abrasion on tongue. Within 1 hr, tongue is numb, red, bumpy. Within 2 hrs, severe tongue swelling.NO sign of infection. Cause?

Tongue swelling: Go to the Emergency Room. Severe tongue swelling may be a sign of a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, which requires immediate intervention. Even if you do not see any signs of infection, a swollen tongue may obstruct your airway resulting in difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Tongue Cancer (Definition)

A malignancy of the tongue is know as tongue cancer. There are several possible types of tongue cnacer based on the cells that ...Read more