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Roof Of Mouth Cancer Symptoms
Small hard bump on roof of mouth that gets softer and harder as day goes on. Have had it for three months, not painful more so annoying. Mouth 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
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?
See an OS: See an oral surgeon ASAP. The final diagnosis of oral cancers can only be made by a biopsy. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
mixed red and white patches
a persistent sore that won't heal
difficulty or pain when swallowing
difficulty wearing dentures
lump in the neck
hoarseness. ...Read more
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?
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.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is the feeling of something stuck in your throat a symptom of mouth cancer? And are there any other symptoms that would present first?
Polyp on vocal cord: See your md and get a referall to an ENT who will diagnose your concerns. ...Read more
Why do you get a foreign body sensation in throat with mouth cancer, is it constant? And what are other 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
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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