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I have a tiny bump in the back of my throat near the uvula is this mouth cancer ?

I have a tiny bump in the back of my throat near the uvula is this mouth cancer ?

Unlikely to be Cance: Any bump/mass requires close watch for further growth or resolution. If it grows over the next one month, then it should be checked by a medical doctor to find out the cause. Any mass of one cm or bigger requires a biopsy if it is growing in size. Oral cancer is rare in young people. ...Read more

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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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Had a painless lump above tonsil next to uvula. Round, 7mm diameter. Been there for 3 months no size or shape changes. What is it? Scared of cancer.

Had a painless lump above tonsil next to uvula. Round, 7mm diameter. Been there for 3 months no size or shape changes. What is it? Scared of cancer.

Lump in throat: A lump in the throat could be benign or malignant. If you are a smoker current or former, then it is essential to rule out malignant lumps. Benign lumps could be due to a saliva cyst, benign minor salivary tumor, or accessory lymphoid tissue. I would recommend any lump to be evaluated by an ENT specialist for treatment which may include a biopsy. ...Read more

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Is this a sign of mouth cancer?? I have 2 very tiny bumps in the back of mouth not even 1 cm near the uvula

Is this a sign of mouth cancer?? I have 2 very tiny bumps in the back of mouth not even 1 cm near the uvula

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion, without examining you, however, what you described is not a cause for concern regarding cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Throat cancer at age 20? I can feel a very tiny bump with my tongue on the right side near the uvula i also have acid reflux

Throat cancer at age 20? I can feel a very tiny bump with my tongue  on the right side near the uvula i also have acid reflux

Tongue papilla?: Everybody has a bunch of circumvallate papillae on the back of the tongue. Occasionally one is big. A cancer is obviously abnormal before it becomes really dangerous. For acid reflux, try getting really physically fit and elevating the head of your bed on cinder blocks. ...Read more

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Have lump in my throat behind uvula, flesh color slightly reddish, painless, for about 5 weeks now, no hoarseness or trouble swallowing. Is it cancer?

Have lump in my throat behind uvula, flesh color slightly reddish, painless, for about 5 weeks now, no hoarseness or trouble swallowing. Is it cancer?

Possibly: A number of lesions can develop behind the uvula which is the tag of flesh hanging down from the posterior soft palate. The lesions there can represent a minor salivary gland tumor in the posterior oropharynx, lymphoid tissue that has hypertrophied or even a squamous cell lesion. If it does not disappear it should then be biopsied. To resect if necessary requires transhyoid pharyngotomy. ...Read more

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I have 2 polyups in my throat 1 on my uvula and one on the left side tonsil I also have some swollen lymphnodes should I be worried about cancer??.

I have 2 polyups in my throat 1 on my uvula and one on the left side tonsil I also have some swollen lymphnodes should I be worried about cancer??.

Polyp throat: Doctors make it their business to worry about cancer especially in smokers or patients with a family history of cancer. That being said, growths in the throat can frequently be benign cyst. 'Polyps' in the throat are not common so if you have a growth in the throat, you should see an ENT specialist to make a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had uvula pappiloma removed. It was benign. Left tonsil also chronically swollen- ENT isn't concerned- i heard pappiloma is from HPV does this mean i can get oral cancer? Cervix is clean though. :(

I had uvula pappiloma removed. It was benign. Left tonsil also chronically swollen- ENT isn't concerned- i heard pappiloma is from HPV does this mean i can get oral cancer? Cervix is clean though. :(

Papilloma from HPV: Warts (papillomas) are from viral infection. Most hpv viral strains are not high risk for cancer, a few are. See if viral typing was performed. Anyone can get oral or throat cancer, especially smokers, or snuff dippers. Can get viral infection from kissing or oral sex, if partner is infected. ...Read more

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Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more