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How do I tell if I have mouth cancer?

How do I tell if I have mouth cancer?

Changes in mucosa: White patches, ulcer, indurated/hard area, bleeding, may suggest cancer. Diagnosis may require biopsy and examination of tissue by a pathologist. ...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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How do I know I have mouth cancer?

How do I know I have mouth cancer?

You would'nt: Oral cancers are very difficult to see when small, but dental professionals have additional technology to identify these such as vizilite or velscope - both offer information on youtube. If you suspect something see your dentist asap as oral cancers are very agressive and may spread metastatically. Cure rates have not dropped in 40 years. ...Read more

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How do i know if i have throat cancer?

How do i know if i have throat cancer?

Symptoms: Some symptoms are persistent throat pain, difficulty or painful swallowing, neck lump, shortness of breath. See ENT doc ASAP for evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have throat or mouth cancer?

How do I know if I have throat or mouth cancer?

Pain: Likely pain. Pain that lasts more than a week or so. If you can visualize the area, you may see an ulcer. If you palpate, you may feel a lump or hard area. If you are concerned, see an ENT doc asap. ...Read more

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How to know if I have mouth cancer?

How to know if I have mouth cancer?

Oral cancer : screening is looking for cancer before a patient has any symptoms or developed a disease. There are number of tests that are used to screen for different types of cancer. Screening for oral cancer is done during a routine check-up by a dentist or any medical doctor. For majority types of cancer, the chance of recovery is better if is found and treated at an early stage. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have throat cancer?

How can I tell if I have throat cancer?

Obvious lesion: Any mass in the throat needs to be seen. A clear white or red patch that lasts more than 2 weeks or that you just discovered and doesn't hurt needs to be seen. Most worrisome are painless cauliflower-like masses or ulcers. Having a "lump in your throat" when you get emotional isn't cancer. Good luck, and get seen if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How to know if I have i have oral cancer?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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How to know if I have i have oral cancer?

See your dentist: Oral cancer is an ideal cancer to identify early by screening during your routine dental examination. Some dentists may use additional tests (different types of lights to detect abnormal cells) to aid in identifying areas of abnormal cells in your mouth. The goal with oral cancer screening is to identify cancer early. ...Read more

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How can I know if i may have mouth cancer?

How can I know if i may have mouth cancer?

See a dentist: You need to have a dentist evaluate your mouth to look determine if you have suspicious areas that need a biopsy. Biopsies give the definitive diagnosis of oral cancer. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cancer?

How do I know if I have cancer?

Cancer: Different cancers manifest differently. You would have to know why you're concerned. However, you can talk with your doctor about personal cancer screening (such as pap smear, self breast exam, etc), and general common signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have esephogual cancer?

How do I know if I have esephogual cancer?

Weight loss, pain: Esophageal cancer can manifest with weight loss, pain, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Some patients can first present with jaundice if there is cancer in the liver. At age 30, the chances of having an esophageal cancer are small, but patients with concerns of cancer should see their physician right away. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bladder cancer?

How do I know if I have bladder cancer?

MD: If you notice blood in the urine or have any other suspicious urinary symptoms, you may need to see an urologist who will likely do a cystoscopy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anal cancer?

How do I know if I have anal cancer?

MD: If you have any discomfort or bleeding, you need to see a doctor for a proper evaluation. Hope it's all well for you. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have breast cancer?

How do I know if I have breast cancer?

See a doctor: Needs physical examination and likely mammogram with possible breast ultrasound depending on the woman's age and physical exam findings. ...Read more

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How do I know if I might have skin cancer?|

How do I know if I might have skin cancer?|

See a dermatologist: The best way to diagnose a skin cancer is to see your dermatologist. He or she will examine the spot and determine if a skin biopsy is necessary. Often times, a dermatologist can tell by looking at a spot if it is cancer or not. If you have a spot that bleeds, doesn't heal, or grows rapidly, it may be signs of skin cancer. Fortunately, most are easily treatable in the office. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cancer in my lungs?

How do I know if I have cancer in my lungs?

See below: If you are a smoker, have family history of cancer, have cough, you should consult your doctor for a Chest CT. It is highly unlikely that you have lung cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How to know if I have throat cancer?

How to know if I have throat cancer?

Have it checked!: There are any number of symptoms and not all are necessarily present at one time: difficulty or painful swallowing, mass in the throat, neck mass, bleeding from the throat, difficulty breathing (in advanced cases) , ear pain. If you have concerns, have it checked by your doctor to see if you need to see a specialist (ENT doctor). ...Read more

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How to tell if I have tongue cancer?

You can't: The most common cancer in the mouth is on the lateral(side) borders of the tongue. However you cannot determine if you have cancer without a thorough exam and biopsy. There are many lesions of the tongue. Most not cancerous. See your dentist or oral surgeon for a consult about your problem and concerns. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have breast cancer rash?

How do I know if I have breast cancer rash?

A biopsy : The only way to know for sure is to be examined by a physician and if there is suspicion for cancer a biopsy of the skin would be performed . Redness of the breast can be seen with infection or after radiation treatment in women who have been treated for breast cancer. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have skin cancer?

Dr. David Yan Dr. Yan
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How can I know if I have skin cancer?

See a dermatologist: If you have a concern about a skin lesion that is changing in appearance or is behaving differently (bleeding, ulcerating, etc...), then you should get it checked out by a dermatologist. A biopsy may be necessary to accurately determine whether or not you have a skin cancer. ...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


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Mouth Cancer (Definition)

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