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How do you get oral cancer?

How do you get oral cancer?

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 more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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How does smoking affect oral cancer?

How does smoking affect oral cancer?

Tobacco affects: Tobacco affects the cells lining the mouth, throat and lungs and causes changes in the cells that results in the formation of cancer. ...Read more

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What is a sign or symptom of oral cancer?

What is a sign or symptom of oral cancer?

A few: Ulcer that does not heal, whit or red patch, unexplained jaw/tooth pain. Swelling in neck. Trouble or painful swallowing or chewing. If you have any of these. see an oral surgeon or ENT doc. ...Read more

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What are some signs of oral cancer?

What are some signs of oral cancer?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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How do dentists diagnose oral cancer?

Exam and biopsy: They observe abnormal looking areas of the mouth and tongue or gums lining and can biopsy suspicious areas. ...Read more

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How much does an oral cancer screening test typically cost?

How much does an oral cancer screening test typically cost?

$0: When you see your dentist, any reputable dentist will do an oral cancer screening with every check-up visit. This is something that is completely normal to ask the dentist to do, and should not pose an additional fee. For lab tests and such, fees may apply, but a visual screening should be done free of charge with check-ups. ...Read more

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If you know you have oral cancer early it always cure?

If you know you have oral cancer early it always cure?

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 more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)

Oral cancer is any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...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