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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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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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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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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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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?

Probably not: It is not possible to answer this question without a clinical exam. However, this may be a fungal infection, such as yeast (thrush) or a another condition altogether. I strongly recommend you see your primary care physician or an ENT fro an evaluation. If these lesions persist, there may be a need to take a small sample (biopsy) to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Light yellow-gray area on soft palate for over a month. no signs of healing, but no signs of growth either. dentist says looks like a cut. cancerous?

Always possible: Most malignances of the oral cavity begin on lateral tongue, floor of mouth and pharynx followed by tonsil. Soft palate, when involved develops minor salivary gland nodular tumors or occasional the equivalent of leukoplakia. If latter suspected simple punch bx with novacaine needed. ...Read more

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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