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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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Doctors, what are the chances of getting oral cancer from hpv?

Doctors, what are the chances of getting oral cancer from hpv?

Summary: The leading cause of oropharyngeal cancer is from HPV, a very small number of oral cavity cancers also occur from HPV. Any suspicious lesion should be evaluated by oral surgeon or ENT doc. For more information: http://oralcancerfoundation.org/understanding/hpv/ ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does oral cancer look like?

Hello doctors, what does oral cancer look like?

Oral Cancer: There is no one appearance. It can be small and innocuous looking or large and menacing in appearance. As trained dentists, we usually cannot know in the early stages whether or not a lesion is benign or cancerous (or not a neoplasm). That's why we need to remove and biopsy most lesions. All lesions that are not gone after two weeks warrant a visit to an oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My uncle have oral cancer a year ago , surgery and radian used , now again cancer repeated and doctor (a k dewan) starts giving kimo. Will he fine?

Maybe: Depends on the type of cancer, how aggressive it is/was and where it was located in the oral cavity. Squamous cell cancers have the worst prognosis long term. Hope all goes well for you and your uncle. ...Read more

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If you have oral cancer will it show up on both sides of mouth at same time? sorry for all the seperate questions but cant get into doc for2 more wks

If you have oral cancer will it show up on both sides of mouth at same time?  sorry for all the seperate questions but cant get into doc for2 more wks

Yes, it is possible: Cancer can strike any part of the mouth, including the lips and tongue. If the cancer is not detected early, tumors can grow deep into local tissues and spread to lymph glands in the neck. The risk for oral cancer increases with age and alcohol and tobacco use. Only biopsy can support the diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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Can doctor separate sore that related to Aphtha or to oral cancer?

Can doctor separate sore that related to Aphtha or to oral cancer?

Yes: Aphthous ulcers are or short duration. Oral cancer ulcers don't go away. See an oral surgeon or ENT doc.for exam if sores persist. ...Read more

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Hi Doc i have been having this extreme pain in my mouth and tons of mucus anf the back of my throat looks terrible and im afraid that i have developed oral cancer think google is scaring me with self diagnosis my throat and mouth burns daily no relief the

Hi Doc i have been having this extreme pain in my mouth and tons of mucus anf the back of my throat looks terrible and im afraid that i have developed oral cancer think google is scaring me with self diagnosis my throat and mouth burns daily no relief the

See MD or Dentist: See the MD or Dentist for examination. Does not sound like oral cancer, more like a localized viral or bacterial infection. Possible primary herpetic gingivostomatitis, sinus infection, allergic reaction to environmental irritants (allergy season very bad) , strep throat, etc. Get in to see the Docs right away. Good Luck. Meantime- warm salt water rinses, ibuprofen, high fluid intake, rest. ...Read more

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My ent doctor scoped me in my throat and up my nose and checked my ears with a tool he said no pre cancer does that mean no oral cancer ?

My ent doctor scoped me in my throat and up my nose and checked my ears with a tool he said no pre cancer does that mean no oral cancer ?

No oral cancer: ENT doctors always inspect your face, neck, throat, lips, nose and mouth to look for any signs of oral or other cancer. Screening for head and neck cancer is part of ENT's comprehensive examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)

Oral cancer is 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