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Mouth Floor Cancer
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
On the left side of the floor of my mouth near my tongue suddenly I felt a bump and pain, it became swollen so fast and painfull what could this be - cancer or what?
Salivary gland: Hello! It is most likely a salivary gland that is blocked. Sialolith is the name of this condition. Mineral deposits block the gland from secreting and they become swollen and painful. Sucking on lemons can help by increasing your salivary flow. You may need to see an oral surgeon if it doesn't get better and they will remove the calicification from your gland! Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had surgery 4 weeks ago for cancer on the floor of the mouth. How long does it normally take for the tongue swelling to go down-not seeing much yet?
Continue to observe: Hi Anne, Depending on how much tissue was removed and whether or not you had a primary closure or skin graft the healing process can be rather quick or may take a few weeks. If the surgery was for a malignancy, this means that your surgeon likely had to remove margins (normal tissue) around the cancerous cells and this would then lead to more postop swelling and healing time. ...Read more
Cancer; squamous cell carcinoma of the floor of the mouth, second occurcence and the danger`s involved, what do you suggest?
Some ideas: If you are still smoking or using smokeless tobacco, stop. A recurrent cancer must be treated on an individual basis depending on how far it has gotten and what the pathologist found. I see you're only 35 years old and this makes your case atypical. Try to get to a cancer center that handles a lot of these cases. ...Read more
I'm 27 years old nd I have growth cyst or tumor in both parotid gland nd on the floor of the mouth nd I'm so afraid that it cancer please help me?
2B brave act brave: Your real question is, "how do I get the courage to get it seen? " it is probably not cancer at your age and with this presentation, if so it's likely curable (we cure 2 of 3 today) but you're going to need to steel yourself and make a doctor's appointment. This is where your best friend comes in handy -- tell him/her, make the phone call, and ask him/her to accompany you. Cheers. ...Read more
My dad is 65 and has a slow growing tumour on the floor of his mouth. He's had oral cancer 5x & no more treatment is possible. How long does he have?
There's no telling: It could be tomorrow. It could be years. Enjoy each day with him. ...Read more
Have four dental cleanings per year. Plus recent exam. Noticed white pimple of sorts on floor of mouth. Internet screams cancer. Should I be worried?
Internet Diagnosis: A lesion (if that is what it is) such as yours cannot be diagnosed over the internet. You visit your dentist four times per year and have what appears to be a healthy, solid relationship. It would be so much better to express your concerns to your dentist, someone who has seen you many times and can certainly alleviate your concerns. ...Read more
I have a lump on floor of mouth under tongue. It feels like one lump on right side but I can see two in the mirror with white heads. Oral Cancer?
See your dentist: The lump under the tongue can be a harmless anatomical structure, but it can also be the sign of a more serious condition. Some conditions also may require further assessment; tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Do not delay. ...Read more
If a blister/ulcer on floor of my mouth doesn't heal after few weeks, does that mean chances of oral cancer are very high?
No: Don't assume the worst right away. You're right that most oral sores seem to heal within a few weeks, but that's just a general guideline. Make sure you're not doing anything to aggravate healing like frequent rinsing with an alcohol based rinse. I would have the area checked out though to see if it warrants further investigation. ...Read more
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
Not enough information to make a statement.
To ease your concerns you should see your dentist for an evaluation or if not satisfied then an oral surgeon.
This is not urgent but you should follow up. ...Read more
Ulcers: A sore in the mouth that just doesn't heal. ...Read more
No: A mouth fibroma may be a benign growth that is firm and non-cancerous, and could even be one type called a "bite fibroma" caused by repeated (inadvertent) damage to the inner cheek by biting the mucosa while chewing. You can also get mouth fibromas from chewing your lip or running the same spot over a chipped tooth, for example. Fibroma is not a cancer, but a non-biopsied growth could be! ...Read more
Several things...: White spots on the lining of the oral cavity / mouth are sometimes called "leukoplakia". These can be related to cancer or cancer precursors but can also be seen as the result of other triggers such as inflammation, trauma, and even infections (like yeast / fungal infections). See a primary care provider or a dentist if you have concerns about these. ...Read more
See Oral Pathologist: As specialists in the area of oral diseases, oral pathologists are usually able to determine the proper diagnosis more quickly and with a special diagnostic testing compared to other practitioners. Most oral lesions are traumatic in nature and have no potential for cancer. ...Read more
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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
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