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25 male Does oral cancer spread fast?have 3mm lump in lower lip for 2 years,hasn't really grown(maybe 1 or 2mm) If cancer would it spread to nodes yet

25 male Does oral cancer spread fast?have 3mm lump in lower lip for 2 years,hasn't really grown(maybe 1 or 2mm) If cancer would it spread to nodes yet

Cancer, Not Likely: Lip cancer can relatively grow quickly. The risk of developing oral cancer increases over the age of 40. What you are describing is a common benign oral fibroma and they pose no harm. If concerned, see your dentist for investigation. ...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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What is oral cancer?

What is oral cancer?

Cancer in the mouth: Oral cancer is one type of cancer and occurs more commonly in people who smoke and drink. HPV is an other causative agent for cancers in the back of the mouth. Please visit this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/oral-cancer ...Read more

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Is oral cancer common?

Is oral cancer common?

~35-40K cases/yr: There are about 35-40, 000 oral and pharynx cancers per year in the United States. ...Read more

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Symptoms of oral cancer?

Symptoms of oral cancer?

Please ask again: It is much better here, where we are limited to just a few lines to respond to be specific about your symptoms and question and not to ask such an open ended ambiguous question that could take a textbook to answer. ...Read more

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How do you get oral cancer?

How do you get oral cancer?

Several possibile: Oral sex, has become a major cause, due to the hpv virus. Hpv has been spreading oral cancer much more rapidly than in years past. Multiple sex partners has been shown to expand the incidence of probability exponentially. Heavy smoking, heavy drinking and an unhealthy lifestyle are also contributors. ...Read more

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How can you get oral cancer?

How can you get oral cancer?

Varies: The common squamous carcinomas of the oropharynx are most often caused by tobacco, with alcohol and perhaps viruses often contributing. Others such as the minor salivary gland cancers seem to just happen by dumb luck, random genetic damage. ...Read more

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How do they treat oral cancer?

How do they treat oral cancer?

Multiple options: Depending on the stage and primary site of the cancer, surgery radiation and chemotherapy all have potential roles in treateing oral cancer. ...Read more

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How to know I have oral cancer ?

How to know I have oral cancer ?

Scalpel biopsy: The final diagnosis of oral cancers can only be made by a biopsy. ...Read more

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Are sores a sign of oral cancer?

Are sores a sign of oral cancer?

Of course: Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If concerned see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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How does someone get oral cancer?

How does someone get oral cancer?

Multifocal causes: In addition to heavy use of alcohol and tobacco products, studies have shown that oral sex with multiple partners increases the likelihood of oral cancer due to a papilloma virus. The good news is that the gardisil vaccine can help prevent the spread of the virus and is now routinely recommended and administered to teenagers. ...Read more

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Oral cancer does not spread right?

Wrong: Oral cancer spreads locally to other structures in the mouth, through lymph ducts to lymph nodes and via blood to other organs, e.g., lungs. ...Read more

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How do people develop oral cancer?

How do people develop oral cancer?

Carcinogens: Carcinogens usually will cause changes in the tissues that will result in cancerous growths. Many times these carcinogens are introduced through smoking cigarettes and the use of smokeless tobacco. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for oral cancer?

Varies: Symptoms can vary depending on the stage. There may or may not be pain. A red and white patch. There can be swelling as the cancer progresses. If you feel there is any chance of a cancer, you should see your dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Might i refuse an oral cancer exam?

Might i refuse an oral cancer exam?

Yes but.....: First, why would you? It's simple, harmless and can save your life. Oral cancer is on the rise. Secondly, be aware that we want to offer our patients the best dental care available. A dentist also has the right to not treat patients who refuse what he\she thinks is necessary and appropriate care and oral cancer screening is the standard of care nowadays. ...Read more

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What are some signs of oral cancer?

What are some signs of oral cancer?

White patch: A red or white or red patch on the lips, inside cheeks, gums or tongue that does not go away could be an early sign of oral cancer. A non-healing ulcer is another sign. Don't wait for something to be painful. If you notice anything unusual (like the white patch in the picture), see your dentist or your doctor! ...Read more

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Is 16 too young to have oral cancer?

No: I hope you dont have oral cancer. Please check with your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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What is thickening due to oral cancer?

A sign: Thickening of the mucosal lining of mouth can be due to cancer. If you have a problem in the mouth, see an oral surgeon for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Who is more susceptible to oral cancer ?

Who is more susceptible to oral cancer ?

Smokers, alcoholics: Tobacco + alcohol consumption is underlying over 95 % of all head and neck cancers. ...Read more

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What is a sign or symptom of oral cancer?

What is a sign or symptom of oral cancer?

A few: Ulcer that does not heal, whit or red patch, unexplained jaw/tooth pain. Swelling in neck. Trouble or painful swallowing or chewing. If you have any of these. see an oral surgeon or ENT doc. ...Read more

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In what way can someone get oral cancer ?

In what way can someone get oral cancer ?

Smoking ; drinking: The combination of tobacco and alcohol use is historically the greatest risk factor in developing oral cancer. Use of chewing or smokeless tobacco is also a big risk factor. In recent years, human papilloma virus (hpv: the same virus that causes cervical cancer) is turning out to be a major cause of oral cancer in non-smokers and non-drinkers. ...Read more

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How to know if I have i have oral cancer?

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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