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How Fast Does Oral Cancer Spread
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
Hello, I have been trying to find out whether oral cancer can spread to the lymph nodes without any signs, or if there is always a sore present first?
Sometimes: Sometimes oral or nasopharyngeal cancer can spread to the lymph nodes without the primary tumor being detected. This is called cancer with an unknown primary. Most of the time a primary tumor is found. The oral and nasal cavities are so complex it is really impossible to do a thorough exam on yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That depends: That depends on your risk factors. The three biggest risk factors are: smoking, alcohol consumption and exposure to human papilloma virus (oral sex with multiple partners increases your risk). If you control these risks your chances of oral cancer are low. The more you indulge in risk factors the higher your chance will be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carcinogens: Carcinogens change the dna in the affected cells, causing them to grow uncontrollably. This occurs hit or miss each time the carcinogens are introduced. The more you use, the greater your chances, like playing the lottery, but not in a good way. The changes that take place can take years to manifest themselves. The sooner you quit the better your chances of staying cancer free. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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