Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is Discoloration Of Your Mouth A Sign Of Oral Cancer

Share
1

1
What stis in your mouth could appear like oral cancer?

What stis in your mouth could appear like oral cancer?

Not enough evidence: There is not enough evidence to suggest that using mouthwash that contains alcohol will increase the risk of mouth cancer. The most important risk factors for oral cancer are smoking and drinking more than three drinks a day. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,298 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Is discoloration of your mouth a sign of oral cancer?

Is discoloration of your mouth a sign of oral cancer?

Yes: Mouth cancers are usually identified by a white discoloration (leukoplakia), reddened areas which may bleed, or rarely a dark blue or brown area which may reflect pigment cell overgrowth (melanoma). ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
What are the ways other then a sore in your mouth does oral cancer shows signs of being present? I been thinking that every symptom I have is cancer?!

What are the ways other then a sore in your mouth does oral cancer shows signs of being present? I been thinking that every symptom I have is cancer?!

Quit worrying first: Cancer in the mouth is highly unlikely to develop in a 23 year old. Once you accept this as a fact of life, then you do not need to be thinking or looking for cancer. If you have cancer in the mouth you will not have hard time finding it or knowing that it is there as it will form an ulcer or growth which is not going away and is growing in size. So it is not a subtle finding that anyone can miss. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
I've got a lump in bottom right jaw and I dip, but no signs of oral cancer inside my mouth. I'm scared?

I've got a lump in bottom right jaw and I dip, but no signs of oral cancer inside my mouth. I'm scared?

Not oral cancer: Oral cancers of mucosa oft mouth are for the most part found on the lateral side of the tongue or just inferior in the floor of the mouth. They are ulcerating lesions that will bleed and rapidly spread to cervical nodes. Most common lump in the region of the medial jaw or in the medial lip are of salivary (submax) or of minor salivary origin and should be seen by oral surgeon for bx. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What are signs of oral cancer of the throat/tongue or a throat infection?

What are signs of oral cancer of the throat/tongue or a throat infection?

Quick growing lesion: Red white or red and white lesions that are fast growing, usually painful and do not go away over time. These are the ones to be worried about. A normal infection shuld go down within 2 weeks. Cancer is going to either get bigger or not go away. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
I have a sharp edged wisdom teeth which always hurts my cheek. Now i noticed red area in my cheek( not painful) Is it oral cancer sign?

I have a sharp edged wisdom teeth which always hurts my cheek. Now i noticed red area in my cheek( not painful) Is it oral cancer sign?

Wisdom tooth: Most likely the red spot on your cheek is from trauma from the sharp wisdom tooth. See a dentist and get this checked. You may need to have the wisdom removed but a dentist can best answer this question. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What to do to tell if I have mouth/oral cancer?

What to do to tell if I have mouth/oral cancer?

See specialist: The best answer is to see an ENT who will do a complete mouth/throat along with a complete ENT exam to evaluate for any signs of cancer. Typically cancerous lesions in the mouth are white or red, may bleed easily or not heal, or are slowly enlarging. In the us the risk is definitely increased in smokers, heavy alcohol drinkers, or chewing tobacco users. However there are other causes too. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Where in the mouth does oral cancer from chewing usually develop?

Where in the mouth does oral cancer from chewing  usually develop?

Oral cancer: Oral cancer usually develops in the place where you pocket the wad of tobacco. If you see or feel anything unusual in your mouth, please see an oral surgeon or ENT doctor immediately. Oral cancers are curable if detected early. And STOP CHEWING!!!! It's a nasty habit that causes cancer, bad breath, teeth loss, and datelessness! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What to do if I have a feeling that its oral cancer, even though I know its common in mouth?

Examination: Have an oral surgeon examine your lesion. "Having a feeling" is not going to give you the answers you need. Seek the care of a professional. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
I have an ulcer in my mouth. Is that a form of oral cancer?

I have an ulcer in my mouth. Is that a form of oral cancer?

See a dentist: Usually not but you should get it checked by a dentist just to be sure. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Weird sore/bump in mouth wonder if i might have oral cancer?

Get it checked: Go to see your doctor and have it evaluated. If your doc thinks that is suspicious, he/she will refer you for a biopsy to really see what it is. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Should gynos be doing mouth checks since oral cancer from STDs is on the rise?

Should gynos be doing mouth checks since oral cancer from STDs is on the rise?

While I am a: Cancer physician, and i know what diagnosis my patients have, i tend to do a physical with a focus based on what the patient tells me. Hpv associated cancer in the head and neck is associated with the oropharynx: tonsils, tongue base, pharyngeal walls, suprglottic larynx...You cannot see most of this without a mirroe or a scope. Oral (tongue, floor of mouth, buccal mucosa, etc) best by dds/ent. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Do I have oral cancer if I have white patches in my mouth?

Do I have oral cancer if I have white patches in my mouth?

Has to be seen and..: White patches in your mouth could be any number of things. See an oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. Unless the oral surgeon knows what it is and that it is not a neoplasm (growth), it should be biopsied. Most oral pathologists will tell you that even certain lesions that look benign can be precancerous and should be removed or at least biopsied. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
So scared of oral cancer bc I have been chewing on the inside of my mouth for so long. It bleeds and leaves raw exposed skin ?

So scared of oral cancer bc I have been chewing on the inside of my mouth for so long. It bleeds and leaves raw exposed skin ?

Oral cancer: You need to see a dentist to evaluate any wounds or sores in your mouth that do not heal within 7-10 days. Also talk to your dentist about why you are chewing on the inside of your mouth, and what can be done to help you stop this habit. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
16

16
I am 24 year old and I have white patches in my mouth from 4 months. Now I am worried. Is it a symptoms of oral cancer or else. What is better option.

I am 24 year old and I have white patches in my mouth from 4 months. Now I am worried. Is it a symptoms of oral cancer or else. What is better option.

White Patches: White patches in the mouth can be from a variety of causes including bite trauma, irritations from a poorly fitting dental appliance, overgrowth of a fungus called candida albicans, leukoplakia, which is common in tobacco users, or in rare cases, a form of oral cancer. Let a dentist, who is a specialist in diseases of the mouth examine you to determine the nature of your white patches. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
What stis in your mouth could appear like oral cancer?

Not enough evidence: There is not enough evidence to suggest that using mouthwash that contains alcohol will increase the risk of mouth cancer. The most important risk factors for oral cancer are smoking and drinking more than three drinks a day. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
Why my mouth burn inside? Dose oral cancer burn?

No, not usually: Oral cancer usually does not accompany with a burning sensation. There are several other reasons why, including nerve damage, certain medications...You need to consult with your dentist to find out the reason. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
How to tell if a spot or lump in your mouth is oral cancer?

How to tell if a spot or lump in your mouth is oral cancer?

Biopsy: A biopsy of the lesion is the best way to determine exactly what it is. If you are concerned about a lesion that has lasted more than two weeks, please see a local oral surgeon for additional guidance. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
558 doctors shared insights

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