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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

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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I have a white ulcer on my soft palate - slightly sore to swallow but no other symptoms - what could it be? Concerned about cancer! I'm 31 non smoker

I have a white ulcer on my soft palate - slightly sore to swallow but no other symptoms - what could it be? Concerned about cancer! I'm 31 non smoker

Prob viral: This is most likely a viral etiology, but to be sure, if it does not disappear completely in the next ten days, then see your DR.

It has to go away entirely. ...Read more

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What are the signs of soft palate cancer?

What are the signs of soft palate cancer?

Painful ulcer.: Oral cancers present with nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. These patients usually present at over 50 years of age. ...Read more

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There is a weird growth right at the back of my soft palate on the left side. It has been there ages, it doesn't hurt. Is it cancer??

There is a weird growth right at the back of my soft palate on the left side. It has been there ages, it doesn't hurt. Is it cancer??

Need an exam to tell: There is no way of knowing without a physician or dentist examining and evaluating the area. Please have it looked at so that a better assessment can be made. ...Read more

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I have some black sport at soft palate. What's the possible cause of this and is it a type of cancer?

I have some black sport at soft palate. What's the possible cause of this and is it a type of cancer?

Get an exam: Evaluating a lesion for possible identification as a type of cancer requires a clinical exam by an experienced practitioner so the internet won't really give you an answer. That said, people with certain genetic heritage often have pigmented lesions that are not worrisome and are, for them, normal. Get it looked at to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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The yellow is on my soft palate and sorta feels like a dome when I touch it with my tongue. Could this be oral cancer?

The yellow is on my soft palate and sorta feels like a dome when I touch it with my tongue. Could this be oral cancer?

Yellow: Unless you consume alcohol to excess, or unless you smoke tobacco or marijuana, chances of this being oral cancer is low. May be an infection, such as Thrush. Dome-like shape may be a torus. If you really want an answer to your question, call your Dentist for an examination. And you should, especially if you're dealing with an infection. ...Read more

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Hi IV got red spots size of small buttons on my soft palate in my mouth but before that happened a week ago I had a ulcer on the palatine is it cancer?

Hi IV got red spots size of small buttons on my soft palate in my mouth but before that happened a week ago I had a ulcer on the palatine is it cancer?

Need exam: Oral ulceration or known as apthous uclers is common and can be benign, though they are conditions that may have associated pathologies including chron's disease. Otherwise if your symptoms become a chronic, it is worth the time to have it examined. ...Read more

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I was wondering, do cancer symptoms appear suddenly?

I was wondering, do cancer symptoms appear suddenly?

Sometimes: There are certain types of cancers that can give you sudden symptoms. If you have a particular concern, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood cancer symptoms?

Blood cancer symptoms?

Several: Common presenting symptoms/signs include fatigue, increased bleeding/bruising, frequent infections, and abnormal blood tests. ...Read more

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What are ovarian cancer symptoms?

What are ovarian cancer symptoms?

None at first: Sadly, there is no screening for ovarian cancer and by the time it causes symptoms, it is often advanced. Abdominal swelling, pain, intestinal obstruction, or shortness of breath can happen in those cases. If you have a strong family history of cancer (any kind) please discuss risk reduction methods with an expert in cancer genetics. ...Read more

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What are the cervix cancer symptoms?

What are the cervix cancer symptoms?

Bleeding and pain.: Early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear:

vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause. Watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor. Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse. ...Read more

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What are common ovarian cancer symptoms?

What are common ovarian cancer symptoms?

Variable: Abdominal distension, abdominal pain pain and bloating are the most common symptoms. ...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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Are you familiar with cervical cancer symptoms and signs?

Are you familiar with cervical cancer symptoms and signs?

Depends on stage: Early cervical cancer usually has no symptoms or signs. It is important to have regular pap examinations for early detection. With later stage cancer, there may be irregular bleeding, bleeding with intercourse, ulcer and/or mass on cervix, foul smelling discharge, abdominal pain, urinary problems, weight loss, anemia and if left untreated, death. ...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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I'm wondering why are cervical cancer symptoms so confusing?

They are not: The symptoms of cancer are always somewhat varied. In this regard cervix cancer does what cancers in general do. They bleed (abnormal bleeding) and there is a growth of a tumor on the surface of the cervix which can be easily seen by a doctor (on pelvic examination). When there is a growth, we do a biopsy and cancer can be easily seen under the microscope. So there is nothing confusing about it ...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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What are some metastatic cancer symptoms?

What are some metastatic cancer symptoms?

It depends: The symptoms depend on the location of metastasis and the organ involved. General symptoms include fatigue, loss of appetite and weight loss. Often times metastasis can be silent (asymptomatic). ...Read more

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What are bone cancer symptoms? What are the symptoms of bone cancer and how is bone cancer diagnosed?

Depends: Please refer to this excellent resource for more details:

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/bone-cancer. ...Read more

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What are common lung cancer symptoms?

What are common lung cancer symptoms?

Depends: Early stage lung cancer can be asymptomatic or no symptoms. Often it is found incidentally by chest xray or chest ct scan. Ct scan screening for high risk patients has shown to be effective. Larger cancers can cause symptoms such as bleeding (hemoptysis), wheezing, weight loss and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What are common stomach cancer symptoms?

What are common stomach cancer symptoms?

Stomach cancer: Stomach cancer can present with various symptoms. The most common are indigestion, abdominal pain and cramps, regurgitation (food just won't go down and come back up) and weight loss. Some people have bleeding resulting in dark or black feces. They become very weak due to anemia. Loss of appetite and pain when eating are also common. With advanced disease fever and night sweats can occur. ...Read more

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Could you explain breast cancer symptoms to me?

Could you explain breast cancer symptoms to me?

Varies: Often no signs - if picked up on mammogram. Otherwise a growing mass in the breast, or lung in the armpit, nipple discharge or inversion, edema of the breast, or redness of the breast. Also a sudden change in breast size. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are leukemia cancer symptoms?

Please tell me what are leukemia cancer symptoms?

Depends on the type: Of leukemia. There are many different types of leukemias and there is wide range of symptoms. The common symptoms are weakness, pallor, bleeding in mucus membrane and skin, lymph node enlargement, fever, infections etc. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Can docs please explain are cancer symptoms persistent or do they come and go?

Persistent: Once symptoms develop as a result of a malignancy as the tumor grows the associated symptoms are enhanced. If one looks at metastasis to bone causing pain, failure to control disease causes enhancement in pain. When pancreatic CA produces jaundice, lack of treatment causes progression of jaundice. Metastasis to spinal dura if not controlled will lead to paralysis. Symptoms are not intermittent ...Read more

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I was thought to or family was told in nov. 3 2003 that I would pass by morning, if not I might last 2 years. I do not drink. What are cancer symptoms?

Please clarify: We all want to help but you've given us nothing that we can understand. I understand you recovered from an acute illness, that your family was told you had an illness that would be fatal most likely within two years, and that you do not know the nature of your illness. You have an absolute right to know your diagnosis from your physician & there are often misunderstandings. Assert your right. ...Read more

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Skin cancer symptoms?

Skin cancer symptoms?

Follow the 'ABCDE's: A- asymmetry
b- border irregular/blurry
c- color uneven
d- diameter > 1/4 inch
e- elevated or evolving

http://www. Skincancer. Org/skin-cancer-information/melanoma. ...Read more

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What are the prostate cancer symptoms?

What are the prostate cancer symptoms?

Here are some. ..: In the early stage of prostate cancer, the patient would not feel any discomfort at all for a long time - years / decades. But how to handle the perplexing debates on the diagnosis and care for prostate cancer? Please peruse some articles in http://formefirst. Com/FreeInfoProstate. Html; thereby, you will gain substantial insights on how to deal with this sort of realistic living. ...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


Soft Palate (Definition)

The soft palate is the back part of the palate that has the uvula (dangling thingamajig) and has no bone underneath it. It ...Read more