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Do I have mouth cancer if I have white patches on my cheek?

Do I have mouth cancer if I have white patches on my cheek?

Very unlikely: Mouth cancer can present rarely this way, however it would b a rare presentation of a rare tumor. There are many more things likely to cause what u describe aside from cancer. If u are concerned and they have been there awhile or are causing issues, I would see both your dentist as well as your md. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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I have these small thin white lines on my inner cheek I'm really worried it might be mouth cancer?

I have these small thin white lines on my inner cheek I'm really worried it might be mouth cancer?

Don't worry: If they are horizontal, opposite where your upper and lower back teeth come together, they are normal. That said, any white or red lesions should be investigated. For peace of mind see your very knowledgeable General Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for a an evaluation. ...Read more

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I smoked 7times in my life añd my age is 18.will I get mouth cancer. I had white lines inside my cheek. What to do now?

Mouth cancer: Smoked 7times in my life añd my age is 18.will I get mouth cancer. I had white lines inside my cheek. What to do now? ANS: Not from this amount of smoking. Other risk factors include oral sex. Chewing tobacco for years. ...Read more

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I have these small thin white lines on my inner cheek I'm really worried it might be mouth cancer? It's not a line that goes across my cheek But small tiny lines all around my inner cheek

I have these small thin white lines on my inner cheek I'm really worried it might be mouth cancer? It's not a line that goes across my cheek But small tiny lines all around my inner cheek

Unlikely is cancer: See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I get mouth cancer from biting skin off the inside of my cheek?

Please tell me, could I get mouth cancer from biting skin off the inside of my cheek?

Cheek biting: Remote if at all possible. Try to stop anyway. See your dentist for a routine soft tissues head and neck exam every six months. ...Read more

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I just noticed that I have a purple dot on the inside of my cheek. Its not painful. My lymph nodes are fine & its flat. Shat can it be? Mouth cancer??

I just noticed that I have a purple dot on the inside of my cheek. Its not painful. My lymph nodes are fine & its flat. Shat can it be? Mouth cancer??

Not necessarily: You most likely bit the inside of your check. If the lesion has not resolved on its own in about two weeks, let your dentist take a look and advise you. ...Read more

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Pea sized moveable semi hard lump in bucal mucosa/cheek tender felt one week ago. Above jaw line at lower molar. Not seen inside mouth cancer.?

Can't tell: Not a question that can be answered in this forum. Please see your Dentist for an examination and a differential diagnosis. Any pain/bleeding/swelling should be immediately investigated. You have swelling...please check it out. ...Read more

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For about 2-3 Days, I've had a rough area inside my cheek in my mouth. Now there is one on the other side. Should I worry? Worried I have Oral cancer?

For about 2-3 Days, I've had a rough area inside my cheek in my mouth. Now there is one on the other side. Should I worry? Worried I have Oral cancer?

Not Likely: Cancers do not develop on both sides of the mouth at the same time. It is more likely due to grinding your teeth or a subconscious nervous habit when awake. There are also some benign conditions that can give that "rough " feeling. Have your dentist take a look as it may indicate another (very likely non-cancerous) problem. ...Read more

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I have two lumps.1 on the cheek in upper mouth. Visible. Its soft and small.1 inside tounge. Can only feel by pinching. I'm 16.Could it be oral cancer?

HAVE THEM CHECKED: Unfortunately for oral pathology you need to have a dentist screen you for severity, it may be something normal that we see all the time. If not your dentist will send you to an oral surgeon for a second opinion. At your age I would not get too excited about cancer as it may be nothing or something benign that can be removed and forgotten about. Get it checked to assure you are safe and healthy. ...Read more

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Can chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Can chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Cancer risks: Smoking and drinking alcohol are known to be oral cancer risks. In over 40 years of dental practice I have never seen cheek biting lead to cancer. Combining risks (smoking and cheek biting) together may increase the risk. Why take a chance with your life, stop smoking before it's too late. ...Read more

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Does chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Possibly.: Persistent cheek biting and especially smoking can cause white (leukoplakic) lesions in the area, that are predisposed to turning into cancerous lesions. It is important to break both habits soon. ...Read more

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Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my. Back molars

No.: Mouth cancer is caused most by alcohol and tobacco use, including smoking and chewing/smokeless tobacco. This usually presents by 50 years of age, and in the form of non-healing ulcers that can be painful. Teenagers might get it if they are particularly susceptable and do a lot of smoking, drinking alcohol, and chewing tobacco. Biting your cheeks should be discouraged, but it does not do this. ...Read more

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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

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I'm 21 used chew tobacco for 2 years haven't for 5 months. Pain in teeth and sore throat, small lump in cheek. Is this oral cancer?

Have it looked at: The pain in the teeth is a separate issue. The sore throat could be anything. The small lump in the cheek is the most troubling symptom regarding the possibility of a growth, be it benign or malignant, or even normal. Rather than looking for answers on the internet, see a dentist for an exam and consultation. Congratulations on being able to stop chewing tobacco. Stay with it! ...Read more

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What's mouth cancer like?

Non-healing ulcer: The general presentation of oral cancer is a mass, ulcer, bleeding from the lesion, change in existing whitish plaques etc. ...Read more

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Can mouth cancer be cured?

Can mouth cancer be cured?

Oral cancer: As in any cancer, early detection and treatment is crucial to the best possible prognosis to any cancer remission. ...Read more

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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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How to know if I have mouth cancer?

How to know if I have mouth cancer?

Oral cancer: Screening is looking for cancer before a patient has any symptoms or developed a disease. There are number of tests that are used to screen for different types of cancer. Screening for oral cancer is done during a routine check-up by a dentist or any medical doctor. For majority types of cancer, the chance of recovery is better if is found and treated at an early stage. ...Read more

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How can you prevent mouth cancer?

How can you prevent mouth cancer?

Avoid bad habits: Alcohol and tobacco use are directly linked to oral cancer. ...Read more

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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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What are early signs of mouth cancer?

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Dental Checkup!: Dentist are looking for those early signs when you go in for an exam. The list is large--red and whilte ulcers especially if they are speckled or velvety, bumps, irregular growths at the base of the tounge, on the lips and gums, bleeding, numbness, sores that don't go away, difficulty swallowing, chewing, speaking, hoarsness, ear pain or persistant sore throat, general health changes. ...Read more

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Can you get mouth cancer from kissing?

Can you get mouth cancer from kissing?

No, but. . .: Mouth cancer (oral cancer) is not transmitted by kissing. However, doctors believe that some throat cancers are caused by strains of HPV (human papilloma virus). HPV causes genital warts and cervical cancer. Researchers are trying to find out if vaccines like Gardasil can prevent some throat cancers, because oral sex transmits HPV viruses from one's genitals into a partners mouth and throat. ...Read more

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What are some early signs of mouth cancer?

Lesion won't heal: A lesion that won't heal is not a guarantee that you have carcinoma, but it should be evaluated nonetheless. Many oral cancers are not painful, so you should not evaluate yourself on that criteria. Have yourself examined by an oral surgeon if you have concerns. It may save your life. ...Read more

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How do I know if a 15 year old has mouth cancer?

How do I know if a 15 year old has mouth cancer?

Proper diagnosis: Cancer of the oral cavity is rare in a teenager. However, it is certainly possible to develop leukemia or lymphoma of the tonsils. Like every disease of the mouth, which includes the lips, the cheek mucosa, the tongue and the palatine tonsils (tonsils in the back of your throat), a proper diagnosis by an ENT physician or better yet an oral surgeon is the most appropriate avenue to follow. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

Most common: Most commonly, an ulcer that does not heal. Other symptoms include a lump in the mouth, unexplained bleeding or pain in the mouth.
See oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam if you are worried. ...Read more

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Would I have to smoke to worry about mouth cancer?

Mostly: Most but not all oral cancers are caused by excessive smoking and drinking. Other causes are uncommon. See an oral surgeon or ENT doc with any unhealing ulcer or sore in the mouth. ...Read more

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What can doctors do for mouth cancer can it be fixd?

Yes if treated early: Like most cancers, oral cancer treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. ...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


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Mouth Cancer (Definition)

Cancer or the mouth or oral cancer. See an oral surgeon or ...Read more