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Skin Tag In Mouth Cancer
Sml skin tag looking thing left side mouth near throat had bout 12mths not sore can turn it could it b 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
I have a red smooth patch on my tongue that won't go away and a white skin tag that keeps growing back? Is this tongue cancer
Please seek an eval: A red patch or skin tag on the tongue could be inidcative of many different underlying diagnoses. Some are benign like geographic tongue or median rhomboid glossitis and others can be dysplastic. Please seek an evaluation with your general dentist or an oral surgeon to rule out pathology. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cheek biting: Remote if at all possible. Try to stop anyway. See your dentist for a routine soft tissues head and neck exam every six months. ...Read more
Cancer risks: Smoking and drinking alcohol are known to be oral cancer risks. In over 40 years of dental practice I have never seen cheek biting lead to cancer. Combining risks (smoking and cheek biting) together may increase the risk. Why take a chance with your life, stop smoking before it's too late. ...Read more
Should I go back? . I recently had a negative oral cancer screen, but under skin, these nodules in lower part of mouth either side? She did not comment.
Yes: Discuss the result of the biopsy and future management or concerns. ...Read more
So scared of oral cancer bc I have been chewing on the inside of my mouth for so long. It bleeds and leaves raw exposed skin?
Purple fluid filled sack on scalp grew over several months, popped when squeezed. Resembled skin tag. Concerned of cancer. Nothing for doc to check?
Have a white-head-pimple looking bump inside left cheek. Can't pop it. Painless. Feels like 1/4 the size of a pea, maybe smaller. Oral cancer? Scared.
Unlikely: Unlikely serious. See oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more
Wife had purple sac on scalp that resembled a skin tag and popped when squeezed. Could this have been cancer? Removed sac but nothing to show doctor
Keep a watch: Since this growth is gone now, you should keep a close watch for recurrence. If there is regrowth, then you need to show it to your doctor for considering a biopsy. It may or may not have been a tumor of some type. But all we can do now is wait and watch for anything new developing in that area. You/spouse/friend should check it once monthly for any new growth. ...Read more
A skin tag tends to look like a grainof rice or small tag coming from the skin they are no cancerous more common in overweight persons with redundant folds of skin the neck and axilla are common places.
A mole is a growth of cells on the skin normally bening but some can change and that is why you should see a dermatologist. Moles tend to be round smoothed walled and ma have hairs. ...Read more
I used a sunbed in my 20ties, probably in total maybe 10 times. Now 34, worried about skin cancer. I have quite a lot of skin tags under my breasts.?
Surveillance: Have somebody -- a partner, a physician, or whoever -- keep an eye on your skin and be familiar with the appearances of the common skin cancers. Get the suspicious ones off before they can hurt you. It's as simple as that. Worry accomplishes nothing. Death from skin cancer is basically 100% preventable if you stay alert. The skin tags aren't a factor and aren't sun-related. ...Read more
At what age should someone with a skin tag start screening for bowel polyps / cancer (have had the skin tag since age 19 and am 31 now)?
Purple fluid filled sack on scalp that popped. Resembled a tick/skin tag. Now gone and doctor cannot check. Concerned of cancer. If so would it return?
Doubt Cancer: Relax. It sounds like you had a blood filled blister on ur scalp, which ruptured, and healed. It is extremely unlikely that a cancerous skin lesion would resolve spontaneously, then recur. ...Read more
Lower ab pain for weeks, freq. Urge to go, rumbling in my stomach. Lrg skin tags on rectum 24f can this be colorectal cancer? Other cancers run in my family
I have what looks like a skin tag on neck. It is red and irritated. Should I be concerned it is a nodular melanoma? Does skin cancer appear overnite?
Can skin tags be cancerous? I have a skin tag on my eyelid, I was doing some research on the internet, and I read that sometimes skin tags are really the beginning stages of skin cancer. Is it standard procedure to do a biopsy when one is removed? .
Skin: Skin tags are benign lesions; however, occassionally a skin cancer, wart, seborrheic keratosis, or other growth can look somewhat similar to a skin tag. A dermatologist is trained to differentiate between lesions and help determine if there is any risk (and biopsy when necessary). I put up a picture of a skin tag below. ...Read more
My skin tag got bigger and it hurts, should I be worried and could this possibly be a sign of cancer?
See Dermatologist: Dermatologist can suggest treatment options.Get a more detailed answer ›
DERMATOLOGY : Fleshy colored skin tag or skin cancer near my eye. I scratched it off but it grew back. What is this & how can I get rid of it?
You need to see a: Dermatologist to have lesion removed, since you have had MOHS surgery I suggest you go to that dermatolgist and have it removed so you won't have to worry and it can be tested. Hope that helps ...Read more
Weird small bumps on neck (many) not skin tags. Pain in leg bones, hurts to put weight on my knee and hip, goes away after a while. Cancer?
What your described is not suggestive of any cancer and it is very unlikely that you have one. Next time you see your doctor, you may discuss your symptoms with her/him.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Small wart thing on neck, won't heal. Derm said not cancer just skin tag. Throat on that side often feels swelled by tonsil. Can be infected/related?
Neck/lesion/throat: Non related. Have this lesion excised and sent to path.. ...Read more
What is this red lump of cheek skin inside my mouth called? I've heard that they are called oral skin tags but I want to make sure?
Sadly impossible: To diagnose without examining you clinically. Would recommend a consult with your dentist to evaluate lesion recommend appropriate treatment if any. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: There are many lumps and bumps that can grow on the inside of your mouth. Many are very similar to those that can grow on your skin and other parts of the body. While most harmless and need no treatment any irregular tissue could potentially be something harmful. An evaluation by an oral surgeon or periodontist is recommended to evaluate any abnormal tissue in your mouth. ...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