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Several possibile: Oral sex, has become a major cause, due to the hpv virus. Hpv has been spreading oral cancer much more rapidly than in years past. Multiple sex partners has been shown to expand the incidence of probability exponentially. Heavy smoking, heavy drinking and an unhealthy lifestyle are also contributors. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
White patch: A red or white or red patch on the lips, inside cheeks, gums or tongue that does not go away could be an early sign of oral cancer. A non-healing ulcer is another sign. Don't wait for something to be painful. If you notice anything unusual (like the white patch in the picture), see your dentist or your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the odds of an adult male receiving a positive diagnosis of oral cancer? If positive--see oncologist or other dds for 2nd opinion biopsy?
Oral Cancer: See the following article for some statistics (heavy alcohol drinking and smoking tobacco significantly raise chances, multiples if both) : http://www.Oralcancerfoundation.Org/cdc/cdc_chapter3.Htm while it might be a physician, a general dentist usually is the first to be suspicious of an oral lesion. He\she will generally refer to oral surgeon. With + biopsy, os will know who to refer you to. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Nothing: Screening for oral cancer is usually performed during your dental cleaning/dental exam. If a lesion is detected, x-rays and biopsy may be indicated. The cost of these will depend on the type of medical insurance you have and location/ network where the work-up is done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Not always but if you catch it early you definitely have a good chance of a better outcome. If you suspect you or someone you know has oral cancer, please see a dentist as soon as possible. The dentist can biopsy the area and get it analyzed at a lab, or refer you to an oral surgeon to have this done. Stop any bad habits such as smoking, dipping and drinking alcohol in excess. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a feeling something is stuck in your throat right behind tounge on right side always mean oral cancer?I kno this could a symptom but also anxiety
Combined modality: Treatment of oropharyngeal cancer requires multispecialties approaches-surgery is the best if possible plus minus radiation or chemo/rad post surgery. If surgery can't be done-chemo/rad or rad. For advance disease- chemo alone with radiation as needed to relief symptoms. Discuss in detail with your doctors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There are defined areas such as floor of the mouth, tongue, gums, retromolar trigone, palate, etc. Combinations of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy are used. Earlier stages have high probability of cure, more extensive stages (even those to lymph nodes) can be cured with combinations of radiation and chemotherapy but to a lesser percentage of probability. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have gotten the gardasil shot, does that prevent HPV?? Will I get oral cancer if I have gotten all 3 shots?
Here are some ...: Gardasil contains the following 4 subtypes - 6, 11, 16 & 18 HPV types. How it was designed is because of the facts: The subtypes of 16 & 18 are related with 70% of HPV-induced Ca of cervical, anal, vaginal, vulvar, penile areas and the 6 & 11 subtypes are related with 90% of genital warts. So, receiving this vaccine in its completion will help you greatly to avoid its related cancer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have already quited chewing tobacco.If there is still same risk of oral cancer?If it is developing than can it be stopped by quitting tobacco?
Good to quit.: You will still have a risk of developing oral cancer, but it goes down the longer you are free of using chewing tobacco, smoking and heavy drinking. If you stay away from these your risk will go down to that of a non-user of these after 20 years or so. But you have done the first, most important step by quitting, and with regular visits to your doctor, should have little/no trouble from this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will help: Do not smoke or chew or put tobacco in your mouth and do not drink 5 or more beers a day or the equivalent amount of alcohol- alcohol and smoking cause cancer. There are other ways you can get cancer, like working in an unhealthy environment like asbestos your parents may have passed a predisposed chance for cancer. Live healthy and you live a long healthy life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer in the mouth: Oral cancer is one type of cancer and occurs more commonly in people who smoke and drink. HPV is an other causative agent for cancers in the back of the mouth. Please visit this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/oral-cancer ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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