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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


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Sores on the tongue?

Sores on the tongue?

Give it two weeks...: If they are still present after two weeks please see a dentist..... ...Read more

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Can chewing on your tongue cause cancer?

Can chewing on your tongue cause cancer?

Generally no: It is more likely to cause a fibroma which is benign. It can also cause white plaques, or keratinized areas that usually require other etiologic factors, like tobacco or alcohol, to contribute to cancerous lesions. That being said, see your dentist to get info on stopping this bad habit! ...Read more

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Soar throat dry mouth white covering on tongue is it hiv?

Soar throat dry mouth white covering on tongue is it hiv?

You tell us: What do your tests tell you? This symptom us not in any way a sign of a new or early HIV infection. This is not how HIV presents. ...Read more

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Taste buds on roof of mouth ?

Taste buds on roof of mouth ?

May locations!: Taste receptors or taste buds are generally located on your tongue, soft palate which is the top of your palate way in the back where it gets softer, and the papilla (small bumps) way back on your tongue. ...Read more

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

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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First time chewing tobacco white dots on tongue? Cancer?

First time chewing tobacco white dots on tongue? Cancer?

Not so fast...: The tobacco has irritated the soft tissues. Continued use of tobacco will increase you chances of developing cancer, so the time to stop is now. ...Read more

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Could lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Could  lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Maybe: 80% of lesions (lumps) are benign but all must be investigated and most will need biopsy to determine the type of mass. ...Read more

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Describe cancer sores on the inside of mouth?

Describe cancer sores on the inside of mouth?

Sores: If you have sores on the inside of your mouth, it is best you go see your doctor to determine whether they are best treated by medicine or appear to warrant a biopsy. Your question is not answerable without a physical exam and more information from you. ...Read more

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Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Not really: Tongue ulcers do not turn into cancers but they may be cancers to begin with. ...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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Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read more

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Sores on back tongue, throat area, and under tongue. Only sores under tongue tingle sometimes. Back of tongue slightly patchy white. ?

Sores on back tongue, throat area, and under tongue. Only sores under tongue tingle sometimes. Back of tongue slightly patchy white. ?

Possibly viral: Many types of throat infections can have sores in the mouth/tongue. Viral illnesses may be the most common. strep certainly can causes sores in the throat but patients with that infection are usually more ill with high fevers. Another possibility would by a yeast (thrush) infection which would be treated differently then other infections. Throat culture may be indicated. Seek a medical provider ...Read more

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What causes sore spot on roof of mouth?

What causes sore spot on roof of mouth?

Lots: Scratch, burn, viral or bacterial infection, neoplasm, and lots of other reasons. Please see your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Sore throat have bumps on my tongue only on left side of mouth?

Sore throat have bumps on my tongue  only on left side of mouth?

Viral likely: Most likely this is a viral throat infection which usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except gargling with warm salt water. The tongue bumps are probably reactive glands. If symptoms worsen instead of gradually improving, see your physician for evaluation and a rapid throat culture to check for strep which is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does strep hurt the roof of your mouth & tongue?

Does strep hurt the roof of your mouth & tongue?

Absolutely: It hurts 1/3 back part of the tongue and the soft palate. I hope this helps. If you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...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