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What to do to tell if I have mouth/oral cancer?

What to do to tell if I have mouth/oral cancer?

See specialist: The best answer is to see an ENT who will do a complete mouth/throat along with a complete ENT exam to evaluate for any signs of cancer. Typically cancerous lesions in the mouth are white or red, may bleed easily or not heal, or are slowly enlarging. In the us the risk is definitely increased in smokers, heavy alcohol drinkers, or chewing tobacco users. However there are other causes too. ...Read more

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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What symptoms appear in mouth (oral) cancer, treatment?

What symptoms appear in mouth (oral) cancer, treatment?

Signs and Symptoms: Non-healing red and/or white patch or ulcer. Unusual progressive swelling or enlargement of any part of oral tissue. Tooth mobility without cause. Unusual oral or nose bleeding. If concerned, see your dentist for examination and cancer screening. ...Read more

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Dental: What does mouth oral cancer look like to the patient?

Dental: What does mouth oral cancer look like to the patient?

Multiple images: Oral cancer may present as a non-healing ulcer, a lump, a plaque or area of discoloration. You may visit this site for images: https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=oral+cancer+pictures&client=firefox-b-1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjnsJaoh-DYAhXBtFMKHcdbA5AQ_AUICigB&biw=1440&bih=735
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Have mucus like substance on tongue. But when brushing and coughing up mucus from being sick it all goes away. See a brown/black spot trying too develop on side of tongue VERY CONCERNED of mouth / oral cancer. I have no bleeding, pain or anything just

Have mucus like substance on tongue. But when brushing and coughing up mucus from being sick it all goes away. See a brown/black spot trying too develop on side of tongue VERY CONCERNED of mouth / oral cancer. I have no bleeding, pain or anything just

Go see: Any visualized change in your mouth should be evaluated. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for evaluation. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be told there's nothing to worry about? And on the slight chance that there is a problem it, s better to have it resolved as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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Where in the mouth does oral cancer from chewing usually develop?

Where in the mouth does oral cancer from chewing usually develop?

Oral cancer: Oral cancer usually develops in the place where you pocket the wad of tobacco. If you see or feel anything unusual in your mouth, please see an oral surgeon or ENT doctor immediately. Oral cancers are curable if detected early. And STOP CHEWING!!!! It's a nasty habit that causes cancer, bad breath, teeth loss, and datelessness! ...Read more

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How to tell if a spot or lump in your mouth is oral cancer?

How to tell if a spot or lump in your mouth is oral cancer?

Biopsy: A biopsy of the lesion is the best way to determine exactly what it is. If you are concerned about a lesion that has lasted more than two weeks, please see a local oral surgeon for additional guidance. ...Read more

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What are the ways other then a sore in your mouth does oral cancer shows signs of being present? I been thinking that every symptom I have is cancer?!

What are the ways other then a sore in your mouth does oral cancer shows signs of being present? I been thinking that every symptom I have is cancer?!

Quit worrying first: Cancer in the mouth is highly unlikely to develop in a 23 year old. Once you accept this as a fact of life, then you do not need to be thinking or looking for cancer. If you have cancer in the mouth you will not have hard time finding it or knowing that it is there as it will form an ulcer or growth which is not going away and is growing in size. So it is not a subtle finding that anyone can miss. ...Read more

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Is is fact or fiction that people who chew the insides of their mouths will develop oral cancer?

Fiction: The causes of oral cancer are tobacco use, alcohol use, human papilloma virus, or genetics. This is an old wives tale. ...Read more

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Should gynos be doing mouth checks since oral cancer from STDs is on the rise?

Should gynos be doing mouth checks since oral cancer from STDs is on the rise?

While I am a: Cancer physician, and I know what diagnosis my patients have, I tend to do a physical with a focus based on what the patient tells me. Hpv associated cancer in the head and neck is associated with the oropharynx: tonsils, tongue base, pharyngeal walls, suprglottic larynx...You cannot see most of this without a mirroe or a scope. Oral (tongue, floor of mouth, buccal mucosa, etc) best by dds/ent. ...Read more

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How do the symptoms of mouth ulcers and oral cancer differ?

Duration: Almost any kind of ulcer or trauma in the mouth will heal within a few weeks, but oral cancer will not just go away. If you have an area that won't heal, don't assume that it's cancer, it probably isn't, but do not ignore it either. Have your dentist evaluate the area to see if further investigation is needed. ...Read more

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Is discoloration of your mouth a sign of oral cancer?

Is discoloration of your mouth a sign of oral cancer?

Yes: Mouth cancers are usually identified by a white discoloration (leukoplakia), reddened areas which may bleed, or rarely a dark blue or brown area which may reflect pigment cell overgrowth (melanoma). ...Read more

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What stis in your mouth could appear like oral cancer?

What stis in your mouth could appear like oral cancer?

Not enough evidence: There is not enough evidence to suggest that using mouthwash that contains alcohol will increase the risk of mouth cancer. The most important risk factors for oral cancer are smoking and drinking more than three drinks a day. ...Read more

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Why my mouth burn inside? Dose oral cancer burn?

No, not usually: Oral cancer usually does not accompany with a burning sensation. There are several other reasons why, including nerve damage, certain medications...You need to consult with your dentist to find out the reason. ...Read more

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Possible oral/mouth cancer. How to tell for sure?

Biopsy: Unless your physician or dentist is 100% that it's benign, you'll get a biopsy, which will be read by a pathologist such as myself, and hopefully a couple of us. We'll tell you whether it's cancer. Many, perhaps most, oral cancers are now cured. ...Read more

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Every year, how many teenagers get oral/mouth/tongue cancer?

Every year, how many teenagers get oral/mouth/tongue cancer?

Oral cancer: There seems to be a trend and demographic shift in younger patients showing up with head and neck area esp oral cavity cancers partially attributed to smoking patterns and prevalence of hpv (human papilloma virus) and other reasons for this shift are not fully understood. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a feeling that its oral cancer, even though I know its common in mouth?

What to do if I have a feeling that its oral cancer, even though I know its common in mouth?

Examination: Have an oral surgeon examine your lesion. "Having a feeling" is not going to give you the answers you need. Seek the care of a professional. ...Read more

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Do I have oral cancer if I have white patches in my mouth?

Do I have oral cancer if I have white patches in my mouth?

Has to be seen and..: White patches in your mouth could be any number of things. See an oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. Unless the oral surgeon knows what it is and that it is not a neoplasm (growth), it should be biopsied. Most oral pathologists will tell you that even certain lesions that look benign can be precancerous and should be removed or at least biopsied. ...Read more

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So scared of oral cancer bc I have been chewing on the inside of my mouth for so long. It bleeds and leaves raw exposed skin?

So scared of oral cancer bc I have been chewing on the inside of my mouth for so long. It bleeds and leaves raw exposed skin?

Oral cancer: You need to see a dentist to evaluate any wounds or sores in your mouth that do not heal within 7-10 days.
Also talk to your dentist about why you are chewing on the inside of your mouth, and what can be done to help you stop this habit. ...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. Louis Gallia
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Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)

Any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more