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Could Lumps On The Roof Of My Mouth Be Cancer
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
Depends: Anything that does not appear normal to you should be visually evaluated by a dentist or physician to rule out dangerous lesions. If necessary, a biopsy is performed. Call a local healthcare provider for an appointment. ...Read more
Probably not: Painless firm lumps could be palatal tori. Which are painless bony lumps that for some reason form in certain peoples mouths. See your dentist or an ENT for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Are oral cancer lumps large or can they be very small. I have a bump on the roof of my mouth that my oral surgeon said was to small to biopsy.
Get a second opinion: Bumps that last longer than 10 days without healing, regardless the size, should be checked by a dentist or oral pathologist. They can be quite large, or they may remain as small bumps. ...Read more
What would a lump be on the roof of my mouth. It's hard and only hurts when i press on it. It's been about a week now. What's the chances it's cancer?
Watch it: This could be something of inflammatory nature in which case it will settle down in 2 to 3 weeks. If it is still present or growing over the next 3-4 weeks, then you need to go see your doctor for a medical examination as it can be cancerous(if it is getting clearly bigger, yet it does not hurt). ...Read more
I have a hard, painless lump on the roof of my mouth. I noticed it yesterday because it hurt to eat. Could this be oral cancer?
Hard to say...: Diagnosis for lesions need every bit of information... how long has it been there? How big? is it getting bigger? Condition of your adjacent teeth? Location on the roof of your mouth? Social habits including drinking and/or smoking? See a local oral surgeon for an exam. ...Read more
Is a lump in the roof of the mouth always a cancer?. I have a lump for almost 5 month it does not hurt. but i noticed it is little bet bigger today.
I have a swollen lump on the roof my mouth (hard palate), that is located evenly with the left side of my back teeth but over a little, painful.?
Palatal tori: It may be palatal tori, which is a normal overgrowth of bone on the roof of your mouth. Sometimes food or your toothbrush can scrap the tender tissue stretching over the tori causing pain. Rinse with warm salt water. You need to see a dentist to make sure you do not have a palatal abcess due to an infected tooth or less likely oral cancer. ...Read more
I have a strep type virus and bronchitis and I now have a small lump beside the hard palate in roof of my mouth toward the back, its mildly painful.
Strep type virus?: I am not sure who made the diagnosis. I am not sure of that be a real disease. Suggest you get examined by a licensed provider ...Read more
I have a bump on the left side of the roof of my mouth. I want to know if this could possibly be cancer?
Go to your doctor: A bump on the roof of your mouth is probably nothing but who can tell from this question. If you have an issue with a mass in your mouth, you need to see a doctor or a dentist now. ...Read more
I've had a bump on the roof of my mouth for 8 months, it hasn't changed, but recently the tissue around it swelled up overnight. Is this cancer?
Please see dentist:
Yes/no....I do not like bumps anywhere in the mouth and the norm is that anything out of the "norm" should be evaluated. Cancer = low risk, palatal tori = most likely and harmless excess bone. Swelling might be due to dry tissie or trauma but I do not like the swelling for over 8mo and I would see my local dentist. No worries
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Lots of reasons: Lots of reasons to have red spot, such as burn, cancer, fungal infection, abrasion, and many other reasons. This is not an "over the computer" diagnostic situation. Put down the computer, pick up the phone, and call your dentist. Let your dentest put all those years of education and experience to work for you. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more
I have small series of 5 small indents that are in a line in the back right side of the roof of my mouth behind a hard bump. Abscess? Cancer? What?
Dental visit: Unable to give answer from the discretion, suggest dental exam. ...Read more
I got an oral cancer screening done about a month ago now the roof of my mouth is white could cancer pop up that fast it does not scrape off so idk?
It might/depends,,,: At your age you shouldn't get oral cancer. This usually presents in a person's 50s. However as tobacco use, especially chewing tobacco is a very significant risk factor, young persons like yourself can get it if there is very heavy use. Also, there is a chance of cancer from hpv if one engages in oral sex and it can appear in young people. So do check-ups, stop chewing tobacco, and stay safe. ...Read more
I have red patches in the roof of my mouth- they ar not painful- is it cancer? Which type of doctor can check that?
I have a painless white patch on the roof of my mouth and sores on the very back of my tongue that bleed if scratched. I'm a smoker, is it cancer?
Don't know: As. General ruleanypain, bleeding, or swelling should be examined. Your history of smoking complicates matter. ASAP please see Dentist, Oral Surgeon, or ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Why the roof of my mouth looks greyish? Its always been like that i thought it was oral cancer im 22 but don't drink or smoke
I'm having health anxiety over this bump on the roof of my mouth. I've seen an oral surgeon, he said its too small to be cancer. Still worried. Help.
A second opinion: can be very helpful and put your mind at ease. See another oral surgeon. The unknown can make us anxious so that part is normal. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can an oral cancer bump get smaller or larger during the day or is it an abcess?
It's closer to the roof of my mouth than a tooth but it is close to 1
There's a small bump on the roof of my mouth that gets hard/soft during the day. Is it salivary gland cancer? a lymph node? I'm a 20 y/o male.
Ok: Probably ok but should see your doctor or dentist. ...Read more
The last couple of months i discovered a black spot on the roof of my mouth. I don't smoke, pretty healthy (low vit. D).Sign of cancer? Melanoma?
I have a bump on the roof of my mouth that shoots out puss when I eat/drink something. I've had it for 4 months. I've seen an oral surgeon. Cancer?
Much Too Little Info: You've already seen an oral surgeon,so what exactly do you hope from a doctor answering your question on this website?If you have doubts or questions that surgeon couldn't/wouldn't or didn't answer, best to get a second opinion from another oral surgeon(or maybe just a dentist).It would be near impossible to answer that question here. At best, it's a chronic infection. Doubtful cancer at your age ...Read more
I have two lumps.1 on the cheek in upper mouth.Visible. Its soft and small.1 inside tounge.Can only feel by pinching.Im 16.Could it be oral cancer?
HAVE THEM CHECKED: Unfortunately for oral pathology you need to have a dentist screen you for severity, it may be something normal that we see all the time. If not your dentist will send you to an oral surgeon for a second opinion. At your age i would not get too excited about cancer as it may be nothing or something benign that can be removed and forgotten about. Get it checked to assure you are safe and healthy. ...Read more
Could creamy or milky white top hard palate in mouth mean cancer or something serious? Very worried.
Examination: If you're worried see a Dentist or an Oral Surgeon. Can't see you over the computer, can't evaluate tissue health. Unless you smoker drink, your risk of oral cancer is fairly low. For peace of mind, call your Dentist for an appointment to determine what's wrong, if anything, and how it should be treated. ...Read more
Small hard bump on roof of mouth that gets softer and harder as day goes on. Have had it for three months, not painful more so annoying. Mouth cancer?
Does anyone know what's wrong with me? online it says that the roof of one's mouth being swollen \u0026 results in cancer.. Pls say that's not true...
Probably not. : At your age you are probably dealing with a traumatic injury to the roof of your mouth or an infection if you have decayed teeth. A traumatic injury usually means eating hot pizza or a slight cut from eating something hard. If it doesn't clear up in 3-5 days seek the help of a dentist. ...Read more
17 old i smoked 6 month ecig and very rarely used snus my hard palate is white my gums surface isnt smooth and white points i have quit. mouth cancer?
My fiancé has 3 painful black spots on the roof of his mouth, his dad died of oral cancer how worried should I be?
See an oral surgeon: These black spots are symptomatic. See an oral surgeon or an ENT asap. A thorough examination of the mouth, face and neck will be needed. Your doctor may recommend a biopsy procedure. Good luck. ...Read more
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