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How do I know if a 15 year old has mouth cancer?

How do I know if a 15 year old has mouth cancer?

Proper diagnosis: Cancer of the oral cavity is rare in a teenager. However, it is certainly possible to develop leukemia or lymphoma of the tonsils. Like every disease of the mouth, which includes the lips, the cheek mucosa, the tongue and the palatine tonsils (tonsils in the back of your throat), a proper diagnosis by an ENT physician or better yet an oral surgeon is the most appropriate avenue to follow. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can a 24 year old get mouth cancer?

Can a 24 year old get mouth cancer?

Yes: Orally cancer has been primarily a disease of older men who smoke and drink alcohol, however this has changed in the last few years. Now oral cancers are seen in young er people. This is because of the increase in
hpv. Some strains are known to cause cancers. Your doctor can test for hpv., especially in women. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an 18 year old who smoked for 3 years to get mouth cancer?

Is it possible for an 18 year old who smoked for 3 years to get mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer: Cancer can affect even young people. I think it will take more years of smoking to get it. If you have a lesion or worried about something in your mouth, see your doctor or your dentist who could check your mouth and biopsy any lesion if there is one. ...Read more

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How common is mouth cancer in 16 year olds?

How common is mouth cancer in 16 year olds?

Very rare: Although other types of cancers are prevalent in children and teens, cancers of the oral cavity are very rare. Physical irritation, such as the untreated sharp edge of a broken tooth, alcohol abuse, smoking anything, and mot especially use of tobacco in any form, is associated with increased risk of oral cancer. So don't. If you have a question, see your Dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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Can a 14 year old get mouth cancer dipping 7 cans/ year?

Can a 14 year old get mouth cancer dipping 7 cans/ year?

Eventually: Dipping is associated with oral cancer. You are starting an addictive habit that might be continued for years. If that happens, your risk of oral cancer will be increased. ...Read more

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.Im a 16 year old girl. I have a lump in my tongue about the size of a pea, it doesn't hurt, but Mouth cancer runs in my family. Advise?

.Im a 16 year old girl. I have a lump in my tongue about the size of a pea, it doesn't hurt, but Mouth cancer runs in my family. Advise?

Tongue: Talk to your parents about this. There are many causes for lumps in the tongue. A dentist'or oral surgeon can evaluate this for you. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old do I need to be concerned for mouth cancer?

I'm 20 years old do I need to be concerned for mouth cancer?

Depends on you: If you smoke or chew tobacco, then maybe you should be concerned. Keeping your overall health and dental hygiene in great shape, especially your immune system, all adds up to the chance being smaller. ...Read more

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19 years old and this is the 3rd time this month I have a little painful red bump on the side of my tongue. Super concerned its mouth cancer? Help pls

19 years old and this is the 3rd time this month I have a little painful red bump on the side of my tongue. Super concerned its mouth cancer? Help pls

Oral cancer: Cancer is not episodic in nature... it does not "come and go". That being said, have your dentist take a look at what might be causing this little red bump. You might be biting your tongue with the sharp edge of a tooth, or the lesion may need to be further investigated. Better to have it looked at. ...Read more

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I've smoked 1-2 cigarettes or 1 cigar a day for 6 years (not much!). Could I still get mouth cancer?

I've smoked 1-2 cigarettes or 1 cigar a day for 6 years (not much!). Could I still get mouth cancer?

Yes: Even non-smokers can get mouth cancer and any use of tobacco increases the risk. Hpv infection is also a risk factor. ...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 isn't 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 isn't 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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Any remedies for mouth cancer I can try at home?

Any remedies for mouth cancer I can try at home?

No: There are no effective home remedies for mouth cancer. This requires surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for the best outcomes. ...Read more

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What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

Unfortunately, None: Like most dangerous diseases and conditions, there are no symptoms in the early stages. However, there can be some characteristic visual changes, but they're often hard for people to see, since they're in the mouth or throat. Any sore that doesn't go away in a couple of weeks needs to be examined. Any area that changes color, itches, bleeds, or becomes raised and/or rough needs to be seen too. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of mouth cancer you can watch for?

What are early symptoms of mouth cancer you can watch for?

Varies: Oral cancer can present itself in various ways. This makes it very important to have it checked by a professional if you see anything suspicious. Some common presentations are: white patches red patches mixed red and white patches a persistent sore that won't heal unexplained bleeding difficulty or pain when swallowing loose teeth difficulty wearing dentures lump in the neck ear pain hoarseness. ...Read more

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How can you prevent mouth cancer?

Avoid bad habits: Alcohol and tobacco use are directly linked to oral cancer. ...Read more

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Does oral sex cause mouth cancer?

Does oral sex cause mouth cancer?

Not directly: Oral sex can expose you to the human papilloma virus (hpv) which can increase your risk of developing oral cancer. ...Read more

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What are early signs of mouth cancer?

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What are early signs of mouth cancer?

Dental Checkup!: Dentist are looking for those early signs when you go in for an exam. The list is large--red and whilte ulcers especially if they are speckled or velvety, bumps, irregular growths at the base of the tounge, on the lips and gums, bleeding, numbness, sores that don't go away, difficulty swallowing, chewing, speaking, hoarsness, ear pain or persistant sore throat, general health changes. ...Read more

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Can you get mouth cancer from kissing?

Can you get mouth cancer from kissing?

No, but. . .: Mouth cancer (oral cancer) is not transmitted by kissing. However, doctors believe that some throat cancers are caused by strains of HPV (human papilloma virus). HPV causes genital warts and cervical cancer. Researchers are trying to find out if vaccines like Gardasil can prevent some throat cancers, because oral sex transmits HPV viruses from one's genitals into a partners mouth and throat. ...Read more

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What are some early signs of mouth cancer?

What are some early signs of mouth cancer?

Lesion won't heal: A lesion that won't heal is not a guarantee that you have carcinoma, but it should be evaluated nonetheless. Many oral cancers are not painful, so you should not evaluate yourself on that criteria. Have yourself examined by an oral surgeon if you have concerns. It may save your life. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

Most common: Most commonly, an ulcer that does not heal. Other symptoms include a lump in the mouth, unexplained bleeding or pain in the mouth.
See oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam if you are worried. ...Read more

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Would I have to smoke to worry about mouth cancer?

Mostly: Most but not all oral cancers are caused by excessive smoking and drinking. Other causes are uncommon. See an oral surgeon or ENT doc with any unhealing ulcer or sore in the mouth. ...Read more

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What can doctors do for mouth cancer can it be fixd?

Yes if treated early: Like most cancers, oral cancer treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Could I have mouth cancer from dipping my first time?

Could I have mouth cancer from dipping my first time?

Probably no: Cancer typically will not develop that fast but why risk it? Cancer is most of the times caused by many factors any you can never know what is the event that ultimately triggers it. Dipping is a dangerous and in my opinion a quite disgusting habit. Save your money, your teeth, your appeal to the ladies, and your life. Don't use it again. ...Read more

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Can mouthwashes containing peroxide cause mouth cancer?

Doubtful: The most common problem with the chronic use of peroxide is developing a yeast or fungal infection. This is due to the fact that the normal bacterial flora in the mouth has been disrupted and you get an overgrowth. ...Read more

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Do hygienists have training in detection of mouth cancer?

Do hygienists have training in detection of mouth cancer?

Mine does, but: The dentist always checks again. That's what these well trained folks do; look in mouths and distinguish normal from something to look into further. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting mouth cancer from smoking?

Moderate risk: Tobacco use increases your chances of mouth cancer six-fold than if you don't use tobacco. However there are many other factors to consider to calculate your specific risk. Genetics, alcohol use, age, hpv status and others. ...Read more

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Do I have mouth cancer if I have white patches on my cheek?

Very unlikely: Mouth cancer can present rarely this way, however it would b a rare presentation of a rare tumor. There are many more things likely to cause what u describe aside from cancer. If u are concerned and they have been there awhile or are causing issues, I would see both your dentist as well as your md. ...Read more

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I have smoked 2 cigs and 1 cigar could I have mouth cancer?

You might: But what makes you think so? The fact that you have smoked two cigarettes? Or do you have a lesion that does not resolve? Oral cancer does not require a specific amount of tobacco use... Some people smoke a lifetime and never develop cancer, and others never smoke and develop it. If you are concerned, have an oral cancer screening at your local dentist. ...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


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Mouth Cancer (Definition)

Cancer or the mouth or oral cancer. See an oral surgeon or ...Read more