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Doctor insights on: Roof Of Mouth Cancer Symptoms

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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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17 old I smoked 6 month ecig and very rarely used snus my hard palate is white my gums surface isn't smooth and white points I have quit. Mouth cancer?

17 old I smoked 6 month ecig and very rarely used snus my hard palate is white my gums surface isn't smooth and white points I have quit. Mouth cancer?

Very doubtful: mouth cancer is very rare at your age. I would have to visualize your mouth and feel with a gloved fingers to render a proper opinon, but the skin in the mouth changes very rapidly and it is likely to resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Can oral cancer symptoms come and go or are they permanent?

Can oral cancer symptoms come and go or are they permanent?

Permanent: Mouth cancers typically start as a lump, bump or patch in the mouth that does not go away after a few weeks. However, not all lumps, bumps and patches are cancer. If concerned, see your dentist or PCP for examination. ...Read more

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What to do if I got oral cancer symptoms I'm scared, can it be something else?

What to do if I got oral cancer symptoms I'm scared, can it be something else?

See an OS: See an oral surgeon ASAP. The final diagnosis of oral cancers can only be made by a biopsy. ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop oral cancer symptoms?

How long does it take to develop oral cancer symptoms?

Sometimes never: If you believe you way have oral cancer see a dentist as soon as possible. Sometimes there are no symptoms. By the time you develope symptoms it is very late. ...Read more

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I have a hard, painless lump on the roof of my mouth. I noticed it yesterday because it hurt to eat. Could this be oral cancer?

I have a hard, painless lump on the roof of my mouth. I noticed it yesterday because it hurt to eat. Could this be oral cancer?

Hard to say...: Diagnosis for lesions need every bit of information... how long has it been there? How big? Is it getting bigger? Condition of your adjacent teeth? Location on the roof of your mouth? Social habits including drinking and/or smoking? See a local oral surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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My fiancé has 3 painful black spots on the roof of his mouth, his dad died of oral cancer how worried should I be?

See an oral surgeon: These black spots are symptomatic. See an oral surgeon or an ENT asap. A thorough examination of the mouth, face and neck will be needed. Your doctor may recommend a biopsy procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why the roof of my mouth looks greyish? Its always been like that I thought it was oral cancer im 22 but don't drink or smoke

Dentist examination: Are you anemic? You are not likely to have oral cancer. The greyish color may be due to anemia. It would help to examine your mouth and your doctor or dentist could do that. ...Read more

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I got an oral cancer screening done about a month ago now the roof of my mouth is white could cancer pop up that fast it does not scrape off so idk?

I got an oral cancer screening done about a month ago now the roof of my mouth is white could cancer pop up that fast it does not scrape off so idk?

It might/depends,,,: At your age you shouldn't get oral cancer. This usually presents in a person's 50s. However as tobacco use, especially chewing tobacco is a very significant risk factor, young persons like yourself can get it if there is very heavy use. Also, there is a chance of cancer from hpv if one engages in oral sex and it can appear in young people. So do check-ups, stop chewing tobacco, and stay safe. ...Read more

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Can an oral cancer bump get smaller or larger during the day or is it an abcess? It's closer to the roof of my mouth than a tooth but it is close to 1

Can an oral cancer bump get smaller or larger during the day or is it an abcess? It's closer to the roof of my mouth than a tooth but it is close to 1

Unlikely.: A oral cancer lesion is not likely to change shape during the day. It could if associated with infection. Infections and cystic lesion can change shape. You need to see your dentist to determine your issue. ...Read more

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Are oral cancer lumps large or can they be very small. I have a bump on the roof of my mouth that my oral surgeon said was to small to biopsy.

Are oral cancer lumps large or can they be very small. I have a bump on the roof of my mouth that my oral surgeon said was to small to biopsy.

Get a second opinion: Bumps that last longer than 10 days without healing, regardless the size, should be checked by a dentist or oral pathologist. They can be quite large, or they may remain as small bumps. ...Read more

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Hard, bony lump on left side of hard palate in back, sometimes tender when pushed, often painless. Had it for 1 year. Grew a bit. No cancer symptoms?

Hard, bony lump on left side of hard palate in back, sometimes tender when pushed, often painless. Had it for 1 year. Grew a bit. No cancer symptoms?

Maybe a tori: It appears that you might be describing a tori. This is a bony growth in the jaw bone. It is not cancerous and can become sore if it is traumatized by hard foods. However, see your dentist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?

Oral Cancer: Unfortunately, by the time a patient becomes aware of symptoms related to oral cancer on their own, it's potentially very serious. Therefore, do not smoke or drink alcohol excessively (two leading causes) and see a dentist every 6 months for a thorough head and neck soft tissue exam. Any lesion that remains more than 2 weeks needs to be evaluated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are the symptoms of tori or mouth cancer?

Please tell me what are the symptoms of tori or mouth cancer?

Let's be clear: Torus of the palate is a common variant, like a chin cleft, and is not cancer. Mouth cancer announces itself as marked discoloration and/or a mass. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the signs/symptoms of mouth cancer?

Need expert help here. What are the signs/symptoms of mouth cancer?

A few: The most common signs of oral cancer include a non-healing oral ulcer, an oral mass, lymph nodes in the neck, white patch in the mough. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

Most common: Most commonly, an ulcer that does not heal. Other symptoms include a lump in the mouth, unexplained bleeding or pain in the mouth.
See oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam if you are worried. ...Read more

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What symptoms of mouth cancer are the most common?

Varied: Oral cancer can present itself in various ways. This makes it very important to have it checked by a professional if you see anything suspicious. Some common presentations are: white patches red patches mixed red and white patches a persistent sore that won't heal unexplained bleeding difficulty or pain when swallowing loose teeth difficulty wearing dentures lump in the neck ear pain hoarseness. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are symptoms of mouth cancer?

Can you explain what are symptoms of mouth cancer?

Varies: Asymptomatic, pain, local irritation or discomfort. Local change of mucosa, mass, ulcer formation. ...Read more

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How to tell if these are symptoms mouth cancer or if it's from being bulimic?

How to tell if these are symptoms mouth cancer or if it's from being bulimic?

See your dentist: Firstly, you should perhaps seek treatment for your bulimia. The "reflux" (bringing up) of gastric acids causes severe erosion of tooth enamel, specifically on back of front teeth. May also irritate soft tissues. Mouth cancer can present in many places (tongue, cheeks, floor of mouth, etc) with varied appearance. A dentist, (especially an oral surgeon) may be best for judging. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Qhat are some early signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

Qhat are some early signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer: Any lesion that has not completely resolved after two weeks should be seen by an oral surgeon and evaluated for a biopsy. It's that simple. Also every adult individual should see their dentist for an exam every 6 months which should include a complete head and neck soft tissue examination. Individuals cannot examine themselves nor are trained to know what to look fo. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of lip /mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer: Symptoms include any changes in your mouth or on your lips that do not heal or resolve in 7-10 days.
However, many mouth cancers do not have any symptoms. For this reason you should have a thorough dental examination every 6 months, especially if you smoke, chew, drink alcohol, or engage in oral sex. ...Read more

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What causes mouth cancer and what are some early signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

Genetic mutation: A genetic mutation causes cells to grow uncontrollably and to not die off. The mutation can occur from genetic predisposition, but also from an external carcinogen (like the carcinogens in tobacco). Early signs of oral cancer are lesions that do not heal. ...Read more

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So worried that it's throat or mouth cancer. What are symptoms of throat or mouth cancer?

So worried that it's throat or mouth cancer. What are symptoms of throat or mouth cancer?

None: Until the cancer becomes late stage, there are very few if any symptoms of oral cancer. Most cancers are found first by a dentist upon routine examination by the visual changes of the tissue. Newer fluorescent technologies have come out to find oral cancer earlier, ask your dentist about them. Velscope and vizilite are two examples.
If the tissue looks abnormal, a biopsy is the only diagnostic. ...Read more

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What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

Unfortunately, None: Like most dangerous diseases and conditions, there are no symptoms in the early stages. However, there can be some characteristic visual changes, but they're often hard for people to see, since they're in the mouth or throat. Any sore that doesn't go away in a couple of weeks needs to be examined. Any area that changes color, itches, bleeds, or becomes raised and/or rough needs to be seen too. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of mouth cancer you can watch for?

What are early symptoms of mouth cancer you can watch for?

Varies: Oral cancer can present itself in various ways. This makes it very important to have it checked by a professional if you see anything suspicious. Some common presentations are: white patches red patches mixed red and white patches a persistent sore that won't heal unexplained bleeding difficulty or pain when swallowing loose teeth difficulty wearing dentures lump in the neck ear pain hoarseness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mouth cancer? How do I check for mouth cancer by myself at home?

What are the symptoms of mouth cancer? How do I check for mouth cancer by myself at home?

Varied: Oral cancer can present itself in various ways. This makes it very important to have it checked by a professional if you see anything suspicious.
Some common presentations are:
white patches
red patches
mixed red and white patches
a persistent sore that won't heal
unexplained bleeding
difficulty or pain when swallowing
loose teeth
difficulty wearing dentures
lump in the neck
ear pain
hoarseness. ...Read more

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If irritation occurs inside my mouth and even black spot has occurred more than 2 times but it disappears after 1 day every time mouth cancer symptom?

If irritation occurs inside my mouth and even black spot has occurred more than 2 times but it disappears after 1 day every time mouth cancer symptom?

No: Could it be that you accidentally bit the site where saw black spot. It may have been small bleed in the tissue that would disappear in a few days.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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Why do you get a foreign body sensation in throat with mouth cancer, is it constant? And what are other symptoms

No symptoms: Early oral cancer does not have any symptoms. It will appear as a white or red spot in your mouth. By the time there are any symptoms a cancer can be more advanced and treatment more difficult. Smoking is one cause so quit no
that is why routine dental exams are so very important. Your dentist should be doing a oral cancer examination at every examination and when you have your teeth cleaned. ...Read more

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Black spot on roof of mouth is it cancer? Could it be caused by vaping

Probably no, and yes: No way to tell without an examination. Go see your Dentist, or a specialist Oral Surgeon, for examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment plan. ...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


Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more