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Seeing A Doctor For Oral 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
My uncle have oral cancer a year ago, surgery and radian used, now again cancer repeated and doctor (a k dewan) starts giving kimo. Will he fine?
Oral Cancer: There is no one appearance. It can be small and innocuous looking or large and menacing in appearance. As trained dentists, we usually cannot know in the early stages whether a lesion is benign or cancerous (or not a neoplasm). That's why we need to remove and biopsy most lesions. All lesions that are not gone after two weeks warrant a visit to an oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
If you have oral cancer will it show up on both sides of mouth at same time? Sorry for all the seperate questions but can't get into doc for2 more wks
Yes, it is possible: Cancer can strike any part of the mouth, including the lips and tongue. If the cancer is not detected early, tumors can grow deep into local tissues and spread to lymph glands in the neck. The risk for oral cancer increases with age and alcohol and tobacco use. Only biopsy can support the diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more
Small red bumps in back of my throa.no pain.is this oral cancer?oral hpv?
My ent doctor diagnose me with cbc count and said everything is normal.
Follow up: You should have follow up with your ENT.in case if become larger to have biopsy or total resection for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Hi Doc i have been having this extreme pain in my mouth and tons of mucus anf the back of my throat looks terrible and im afraid that i have developed oral cancer think google is scaring me with self diagnosis my throat and mouth burns daily no relief the
See MD or Dentist: See the MD or Dentist for examination. Does not sound like oral cancer, more like a localized viral or bacterial infection. Possible primary herpetic gingivostomatitis, sinus infection, allergic reaction to environmental irritants (allergy season very bad), strep throat, etc. Get in to see the Docs right away. Good Luck. Meantime- warm salt water rinses, ibuprofen, high fluid intake, rest. ...Read more
My ent doctor scoped me in my throat and up my nose and checked my ears with a tool he said no pre cancer does that mean no oral cancer?
Oral cancer after surgery and radiation, recurrence after one year. Now started chemotherapy & doctor says not to worry. Will it fully cure or not?
Second opinion: Call for a second opinion for your peace of mind and ask the same question to your new doctor. ...Read more
What path should I follow in order to understand early on whether I have oral cancer? Do I need to see a dentist every 6 months?
What are early signs of alzheimer's? My grandfather has been thinking he was in the past. He was diagnosed with oral cancer. Are his symptoms from the cancer, or is it alzheimer's? He has had hallucinations of seeing his deceased siblings, like riding in
10 signs: You can get this information at http://www.Alz. Org/national/documents/checklist_10signs. Pdf. ...Read more
General dentist: If you suspect you may have oral cancer, go to your general dentist first. Have him or her take a look at the area and see what they think. If it looks suspicious to your dentist, he will then do a biopsy or refer you to an oral surgeon for a biopsy. A biopsy is where a small piece of the tissue is removed and sent to a lab for analysis. The oral surgeon will proceed with treatment from there. ...Read more
What's the best way to stop worrying about my health I keep thinking about oral cancer and I can't get it off my mind no matter the symptom I see canc?
Cancer Anxiety: Hello, I see many patients who share your concern. The first question I would have is, "do you have any risk factors?" these would include smoking or chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol, family history of cancer, exposure to oral viral infections. If the answer is yes then schedule an appointment with your ENT physician. Fortunately, a complete exam will answer your question and resolve your anxiety. ...Read more
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
Dentist/Oral Surgeon: An oral surgeon or a well-trained general dentist can evaluate the area and perform a biopsy which is necessary to diagnose the problem correctly. ...Read more
I have a lump on floor of mouth under tongue. It feels like one lump on right side but I can see two in the mirror with white heads. Oral Cancer?
See your dentist: The lump under the tongue can be a harmless anatomical structure, but it can also be the sign of a more serious condition. Some conditions also may require further assessment; tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Do not delay. ...Read more
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 to 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
Dentists are specialists of the mouth and are more familiar of what's normal vs abnormal. Most dentists also have advanced screening systems (such as vizilite) to detect abnormalities before the eye can detect them.
Oral cancer screenings are routinely done at your regular exam visits so be regular! ...Read more
Suffering with mouth cancer under stage 4b. Doctors suggest chemotherapy after which decision can b taken regarding surgery.
Best doctors!: I'm sorry to hear about your cancer. Even if you had the best doctors answering questions on this website, they would need to see you personally along with all your test results in order to try to advise you. If I were in your position, I would seek the best head and neck surgeon and oncologist, either in or out of your country for consultation. Perhaps get a few opinions. Then follow their advice. ...Read more
I'm 16. I went to the doctors because I was scared that I have mouth cancer. I had 2 lumps. He said that my whartons duct was swollen and my stenson may have stone. Is it possible?
See your doctor: Patients of any age may develop salivary duct stones. The vast majority of such stones occur in wharton's duct from the submaxillary gland. ...Read more
Please ask again: It is much better here, where we are limited to just a few lines to respond to be specific about your symptoms and question and not to ask such an open-ended ambiguous question that could take a textbook to answer. ...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 more
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
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