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How Fast Does Oral Cancer Grow
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If you ever find..: ...Out how to foretell the future, please let me know. I got some horse races in mind. No person can know for sure if they will get cancer but there are some things you should do. First, prevention: avoid all tobacco products, excess alcohol, and unprotected sex. Second, detection: see a dentist once to twice yearly and make sure he/she evaluates your mouth well. Finally, . .. ...Read more
Biopsy: The only way to get a definitive answer is by doing a biopsy. This means that the doctor takes a piece of the suspected cancer and has it analyzed by another doctor, called a pathologist. Sometimes the biopsy can be done in the office with a little local anesthetic, and sometimes it needs to be done in the operating room. After that, the doctor may order other tests, such as ct scans. ...Read more
Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)
Any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more
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