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Dr. Louis Gallia
562 doctors shared insights

Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Overview)

Any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include a mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems.


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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

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Dr. Louis Gallia
562 doctors shared insights

Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Overview)

Any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include a mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems.


Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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What symptoms appear in mouth (oral) cancer, treatment?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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What symptoms appear in mouth (oral) cancer, treatment?

Signs and Symptoms: Non-healing red and/or white patch or ulcer. Unusual progressive swelling or enlargement of any part of oral tissue. Tooth mobility without cause. Unusual oral or nose bleeding. If concerned, see your dentist for examination and cancer screening. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Dental: What does mouth oral cancer look like to the patient?

Dental: What does mouth oral cancer look like to the patient?

Multiple images: Oral cancer may present as a non-healing ulcer, a lump, a plaque or area of discoloration. You may visit this site for images: https://www.google.com/search?q=oral+cancer+pictures&client=firefox-b-1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjnsJaoh-DYAhXBtFMKHcdbA5AQ_AUICigB&biw=1440&bih=735
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Have mucus like substance on tongue . But when brushing and coughing up mucus from being sick it all goes away . See a brown/black spot trying too develop on side of tongue VERY CONCERNED of mouth / oral cancer . I have no bleeding , pain or anything just

Have mucus like substance on tongue . But when brushing and coughing up mucus from being sick it all goes away . See a brown/black spot trying too develop on side of tongue VERY CONCERNED of mouth / oral cancer . I have no bleeding , pain or anything just

Go see: Any visualized change in your mouth should be evaluated. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for evaluation. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be told there's nothing to worry about? And on the slight chance that there is a problem it,s better to have it resolved as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
4x day
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
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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

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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

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Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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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

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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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

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How do the symptoms of mouth ulcers and oral cancer differ?

Duration: Almost any kind of ulcer or trauma in the mouth will heal within a few weeks, but oral cancer will not just go away. If you have an area that won't heal, don't assume that it's cancer, it probably isn't, but do not ignore it either. Have your dentist evaluate the area to see if further investigation is needed. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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Possible oral/mouth cancer. How to tell for sure?

Biopsy: Unless your physician or dentist is 100% that it's benign, you'll get a biopsy, which will be read by a pathologist such as myself, and hopefully a couple of us. We'll tell you whether it's cancer. Many, perhaps most, oral cancers are now cured. ...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


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