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Torus Palatinus Cancer
Torus Palatinus: A torus is merely a localized overgrown of bone, completely benign, and definitely not dangerous. Since it is more pronounced than adjoining tissues and covered with a thin layer of mucosa, it may be more easily abraded by food. The main concern only occurs if one needs a removable prosthetic replacement for missing teeth and even then, it can easily be resolved. ...Read more
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
For a year and a half. The dentist told me it is torus palatinus, and I'm just wondering if it's dangerous?
Anatomy: A palatal tori is very common. It's just an extra bone. Hereditary as well. If you think it's the wrong diagnosis, this is something that can be ruled out pretty easily with a second opinion ...Read more
Gentle care: Recovery from palatal torus excision is slow due to thick dense underlying bone in the roof of your mouth and limited blood vessels supplying the area. The surgeon may place an acrylic stent as a bandage over the surgery site for the first 2 weeks. Soft diet for the first few days aid healing. Antiseptic oral rinses and/or salty water rinses during the first week are helpful. Time is most important. ...Read more
Hi, I recently dscovered that I hve torus palatinus, I've done research that it is not dangerous. Wil it affect my student visa application to australia?
No: The torus is a benign bony growth that occures in 10-15% of people. It is not a problem. ...Read more
Definitely, no: The aetiology of torus palatinus is probably multifactorial, including environmental factors and unclear interplay genetic factors. ...Read more
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What can I do to treat torus palatinus at home if that's what I have? It's a lump on the roof of my mouth, it's hard and smooth, not painful.
No Home Treatment: A torus palatinus is a dense benign growth of bone, usually in the midline of the hard palate. The growith can appear in various shapes and sizes. They are indicated for removal in individuals who are going to have an upper partial or complete denture made where the bone may interfere with the appliance or in individuals where the bone may cause speech or hygiene problems. ...Read more
I have a bump in the middle on the roof of my mouth. For thelast 4 days, I noticed it was sore and had a little red cut or sore on it. Is it serious? Could it be torus palatinus?
Possibly: See your dentist for a proper diagnosis. Tori are common in 20% of the population and can be exacerbated by bruxism of minor trauma. However other conditions could contribute to your symptoms and would ne nest addressed with an examination. ...Read more
What do you advise if I suspect I have a torus palatinus growing on the roof of my mouth. Should what do you advise if I see a dentist or an ent?
Dentist: No treatment is really necessary, but it would be good to know for sure that it is just a benign growth. ...Read more
Small bumps and lumps hard palate no size grow in a year or more torus? Cancer? Gum colored rough patches on jaw no red or white. Dentist soon. Help23age
Ask: Ask your Dentist after he/she has examined you for a knowledgeable answer. Upper jaw torus is usually singular and in midline. You have to be examined to be diagnosed, but odds are that your lesions are not cancerous. ...Read more
Hard lump on gum under tongue can move tip of it so can't be torus dentist says keep an eye on it is waiting a good idea could it be cancer? Scared!
Cancer: Usually, a single mutation in a cell causes that cell to grow uncontrollably and possibly develop into a cancer. If you get regular screenings, such as a pap smear, mammogram, colonoscopy after 50, regular health check ups, skin surveys, oral cancer evaluarions, and the like, and be alert for signs of illness, your doctor should be able to detect any abnormality early enough to intervene. ...Read more
In many ways: Cancers can spread in many ways- it spreads to distant organs through the blood vessels or through lymph nodes or along nerves. It can also spread locally by directly growing into surrounding organs. ...Read more
More than expected: A cancer cluster is a term used by statisticians and epidemiologists to refer to a greater than expected incidence of cancer in a certain group of people in the same geographic area over a certain period of time, often suggesting an environemental link. A notable historical example is testicular cancer among chimney sweeps in 18th century london. ...Read more
No: I am not aware of any reason to think that spicy corn chips can give you cancer. However, there is nothing to stop some jerk from making this up, and people want to believe foolish scare stories. If the stuff actually caused cancer, somebody at the nih would be able to prove it -- real science is driven by vanity & no conspiracy can suppress it. Enjoy your corn chips. ...Read more
Can't totally avoid:
...All cancer but do this: don't use tobacco products, limit alcohol intake, exercise, eat well, know your family history, and establish a relationship with a good family doc who will recommend the age specific screenings based on your risk.
Alas, there are things out of our control so don't let this become an obsession in your life. ...Read more
Cancer spread: There are 4 stages of cancer. Stage 4 means the cancer has spread from the starting organ into another organ. Examples: breast cancer into bone, colon cancer into liver. Stage 4 cancers are usually not cured surgically and often require chemotherapy. The goal of treating stage 4 cancer is to prolong life and ease suffering. Rarely some stage 4 cancers are cured...Think lance armstrong! ...Read more
Usually lung: This is a special kind of smoker's lung cancer that isn't curable but usually responds amazingly well for months to a few years to simple classical chemotherapy. The term "oat cell" describes its classic look. Small-cell cancers can pop up in other organs and often act similarly. ...Read more
Yes and no: Cancer is not "other", it is the inevitable result of accumulated mutations in our own genes and will eventually arise and kill any multicellular organism that does not die of something else first. However, we now cure 4 out of 6 cancers mostly due to early detection. Fear cancer, but fear it rationally and with knowledge as an advocate for your own health. ...Read more