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Dr. Liawaty Ho
474 doctors shared insights

Mouth Cancer (Overview)

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


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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
474 doctors shared insights

Mouth Cancer (Overview)

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


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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
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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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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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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

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