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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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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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Oral cancer does not spread right?

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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Can oral cancer be as dangerous as lung cancer and does oral cancer spread?

Can oral cancer be as dangerous as lung cancer and does oral cancer spread?

No difference: In late stages oral cancer for example may spread to a cancer in the lungs or the brain, which was not the location of the original, primary neoplasm. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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White patches on my gums developed 1 year back & I applied creams it was fine, later it started to spread whole mouth? is it symptom of oral cancer?

White patches on my gums developed 1 year back & I applied  creams it was fine, later it started to spread whole mouth? is it symptom of oral cancer?

Needs evaluated ASAP: This could just be recurrent oral thrush, but you must have cancer ruled out. You can start by seeing your primary care doctor, but you may want to see an oral surgeon to have an expert opinion. ...Read more

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I have a white hardened layer over my gums in my mouth. originally my dentist said it was a callous but it has spread now. Is it oral cancer?

I have a white hardened layer over my gums in my mouth.  originally my dentist said it was a callous but it has spread now.  Is it oral cancer?

Gum area: There are many things that can cause this kind of thing. An oral surgeon has the training and knowledge to determine what it is. See an oral surgeon ...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?

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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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Mouth Cancer (Definition)

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