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Could lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Could  lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Maybe: 80% of lesions (lumps) are benign but all must be investigated and most will need biopsy to determine the type of mass. ...Read more

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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Could the lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Could the lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

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

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I see lumps on the roof of my mouth - could they be cancers?

I see lumps on the roof of my mouth - could they be cancers?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Get checked up: Not all such lumps are cancerous. But any new growth requires a check up from a doctor. You should go see your Family doctor or dentist and get their opinion. If it is increasing in size, a Biopsy may be indicated to find out what it is and rule out cancer. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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.

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

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I have a bump on the left side of the roof of my mouth. I want to know if this could possibly be cancer?

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

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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?

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

Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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I have a red spot in the roof of my mouth- is it a bad sign for cancer? Its not painful

I have a red spot in the roof of my mouth- is it a bad sign for cancer? Its not painful

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

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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?

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

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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 red patches in the roof of my mouth- they ar not painful- is it cancer? Which type of doctor can check that?

Your dentist first: Dentists are trained to diagnose systemic diseases that affect oral cavity , so is your family doctor, before rushing to a oral surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

Dentist examination: Are you anemic? You are not likely to have oral cancer. The greyish color may be due to anemia. It would help to examine your mouth and your doctor or dentist could do that. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

Unlikely. : A oral cancer lesion is not likely to change shape during the day. It could if associated with infection. Infections and cystic lesion can change shape. You need to see your dentist to determine your issue. ...Read more

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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?

Depends: All black spots are not cancers or melanoma, but it they change in shape, size or color, they need to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Black spot on roof of mouth is it cancer ? Could it be caused by vaping

Probably no, and yes: No way to tell without an examination. Go see your Dentist, or a specialist Oral Surgeon, for examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Could creamy or milky white top hard palate in mouth mean cancer or something serious? Very worried.

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

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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...

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

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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?

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?

Very doubtful: mouth cancer is very rare at your age. I would have to visualize your mouth and feel with a gloved fingers to render a proper opinon, but the skin in the mouth changes very rapidly and it is likely to resolve on its own. ...Read more

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I have two lumps in my mouth and i think its cancer because im a hypo. Now. I feel like theirs something in my throat! im scared! im 16 too!

Go see your doctor: It's very unlikely to be cancer but since you won't believe me because i haven't examined you, go see your family doctor who can examine you & allay your fears. ...Read more

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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

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