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What Are The First Signs Of Mouth Cancer
Leukoplakia: The tissues will turn white and have the look of almost being cooked or smoke cured. If this persists over time it causes the cells to mutate trying to repair the constant assault of chemicals, only to fail with over production of cancer cells. Bottom line........Stop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 was wondering what are the first signs of mouth cancer, or other gum and mouth related diseases because of smokeless tobacco?
Smokeless tobacco: Smokeless tobacco, as well as smoking cigarettes, cigars ; pipes all cause oral cancers. Rather than waiting until you develop early lesions, stop right now! these lesions start on a microscopic level until you notice (or don't because it's in a hidden spot) a red or white spot, ulcer or bump. Any lesion that lasts more than two weeks should be biopsied. Add alcohol 2 the mix and you increase risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lesion won't heal: A lesion that won't heal is not a guarantee that you have carcinoma, but it should be evaluated nonetheless. Many oral cancers are not painful, so you should not evaluate yourself on that criteria. Have yourself examined by an oral surgeon if you have concerns.. It may save your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got a sore throat, clicking noise when I swallow, hoarseness and a lump in my jaw.. Inside my mouth r no signs of mouth cancer. I dip for a month?
See MD.: Get checked to be sure you don't have strep throat, which must be treated to prevent the risk of getting rheumatic fever. Where is the clicking noise? But when you get checked for strep, you can be checked for this and the lump at the same time. Strep and other bacteria responds rapidly to antibiotics, so the sooner you get checked, the sooner you'll get better if the cause is a bacteria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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