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Dr. Liawaty Ho
484 doctors shared insights

Mouth Cancer (Overview)

Cancer or the mouth or oral cancer. See an oral surgeon or ENT doc for treatment.


Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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How do I tell if I have mouth cancer?

How do I tell if I have mouth cancer?

Changes in mucosa: White patches, ulcer, indurated/hard area, bleeding, may suggest cancer. Diagnosis may require biopsy and examination of tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
484 doctors shared insights

Mouth Cancer (Overview)

Cancer or the mouth or oral cancer. See an oral surgeon or ENT doc for treatment.


Dr. Dave Burns Dr. Burns
Dentistry
42 years in practice
Indiana University School of Dentistry
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Dr. Joseph Bark Dr. Bark
Dermatology
45 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Mouth cancer (Tip)

Scabies never live on the head of the penis. ...See more

Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
Family Medicine
years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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 dermatologist for check ups
2x year
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Dentistry
34 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How to tell if these are symptoms mouth cancer or if it's from being bulimic?

How to tell if these are symptoms mouth cancer or if it's from being bulimic?

See your dentist: Firstly, you should perhaps seek treatment for your bulimia. The "reflux" (bringing up) of gastric acids causes severe erosion of tooth enamel, specifically on back of front teeth. May also irritate soft tissues. Mouth cancer can present in many places (tongue, cheeks, floor of mouth, etc) with varied appearance. A dentist, (especially an oral surgeon) may be best for judging. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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What are the signs of mouth cancer?

What are the signs of mouth cancer?

A few: A sore, ulcer, swelling, or pain in the mouth. If such a lesion persists beyond a couple of weeks, see an oral surgeon for evaluation and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
Once
Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
Once
If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
Once
If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
Once
Dr. James Bates Dr. Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
32 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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A friend was just diagnosed with mouth cancer, is that a serious condition?

A friend was just diagnosed with mouth cancer, is that a serious condition?

Yes.: Cancer of the oral cavity can take many forms. It may be cancer of the tongue, the jawbone, the gums, the salivary glands, the sinus cavity or the throat. Whether or not it's serious would depend on where it started, what kind of cancer it is, and what stage it's at (how far it has progressed). It also depends on risk factors such as use of alcohol and tobacco, and family history. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion Dr. Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology
31 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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How come I have symtoms of multiple diagnostics? Ex. Ovarian cancer, diabetes, mouth cancer, etc? They are worrying me.

How come I have symtoms of multiple diagnostics? Ex. Ovarian cancer, diabetes, mouth cancer, etc? They are worrying me.

Hmmm: Dear, i think you are a bit hypochondriac. At your age, ovarian cancer or mouth cancer would be remarkably unlikely. Of course, you could be diabetic but so are millions of people who live normal lives. See a doc to get a good exam and alleviate your concerns. You may need counseling as well, nothing wrong with that. You are young and have a whole life ahead of you. Enjoy it! ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Bornfeld Dr. Bornfeld
Dentistry
41 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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What are tests for mouth cancer? Could I get it from smoking and sex?

What are tests for mouth cancer? Could I get it from smoking and sex?

A careful oral exam: The most effective tests for mouth cancer are good lighting, perceptive eyes, sensitive fingers, and proper training. When these tools detect a tissue abnormality, a biopsy can distinguish cancerous from benign lesions. Tobacco is well known to promote cancer. Sex is a more controversial risk factor, but some strains of sexually transmitted human papilloma virus are also thought to confer risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Heston Dr. Heston
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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How do dentists know if you have mouth cancer?

Biopsy: There are typical signs and symptoms but the definitive test is a biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Gold Dr. Gold
Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Does oral sex cause mouth cancer?

Does oral sex cause mouth cancer?

Not directly: Oral sex can expose you to the human papilloma virus (hpv) which can increase your risk of developing oral cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Uma Swamy Dr. Swamy
Radiation Oncology
12 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Does metal taste in mouth mean cancer?

Does metal taste in mouth mean cancer?

Not necessarily: Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Can mouth cancer be treated ?

Can mouth cancer be treated ?

Mouth cancer: More information would be helpful in giving you a better answer. As with any cancer, the treatment and prognosis would depend upon the specific type, location, and stage. Smoking and alcohol are the two biggest risk factors. We recommend full head and neck soft tissue screening every six months with a qualified dentist. See: http://www.Oralcancerfoundation.Org/treatment/. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Lyons Dr. Lyons
Gynecology
40 years in practice
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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Dr. Dominick Curalli Dr. Curalli
Dentistry
16 years in practice
University of Washington School of Dentistry
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What are some treatments for mouth cancer from doing chew?

What are some treatments for mouth cancer from doing chew?

Surgery: Cancer requires surgical excision of the cancerous cells. Treatment varies depending on the size and severity of the cancer. It may be a simple removal of a small patch of skin, or it could be massive resection of the face and jawbones accompanied by chemo and radiation therapy. If you are concerned about possible cancer from tobacco use, see your dentist right away for an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Phillip Frist Dr. Frist
Dentistry
42 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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My aunty is suffering from mouth cancer she is in 3rd stage now she is going for some lacer or radia active treatment I think so shall we cure ?

Cure ?: Curing someone of cancer is a very strong statement? That's not to say it's wrong. Time will tell if they are cured, let' s put our faith in god and trust in our doctors and hope they can stop or remove the cancer and go from there. Day by day and try to enjoy each one. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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How do you get rid of a mouth cancer?

How do you get rid of a mouth cancer?

Radiation, surgery.: Local disease is treated with surgery or radiation, with curative intent. Locally advanced disease also gets surgery and radiation, but chemotherapy with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil and radiation is as just as good. Recurrent or metastatic disease is treated palliatevely with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil or paclitaxel. These patients are often malnourished and have other illnesses. ...Read more

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Dr. Leena Varughese Dr. Varughese
Pathology
9 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
19 years in practice
Udayana University Faculty of Medicine
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I chewed tobacco only a few times in my whole life. Am I going to get mouth cancer?

I chewed tobacco only a few times in my whole life. Am I going to get mouth cancer?

Prob Not from tobacc: Probably not from chewing tobacco. However if you also have other risk factors- i.e. ( betel nut chewing, alcohol, viral infection such as hpv, hiv; poor dental hygiene/periodontal disease etc ) then, the risk for you to develop mouth cancers-remains there. Consider to stop chewing tobacco, and if you also drink alcohol -please try to quit as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,316 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


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