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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Mouth Cancer And Colds Sores

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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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What's mouth cancer like?

What's mouth cancer like?

Non-healing ulcer: The general presentation of oral cancer is a mass, ulcer, bleeding from the lesion, change in existing whitish plaques etc. ...Read more

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Can mouth cancer be cured?

Can mouth cancer be cured?

Oral cancer: As in any cancer, early detection and treatment is crucial to the best possible prognosis to any cancer remission. ...Read more

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Can mouth cancer be treated ?

Can mouth cancer be treated ?

Mouth cancer: More information would be helpful in giving you a better answer. As with any cancer, the treatment and prognosis would depend upon the specific type, location, and stage. Smoking and alcohol are the two biggest risk factors. We recommend full head and neck soft tissue screening every six months with a qualified dentist. See: http://www.Oralcancerfoundation.Org/treatment/. ...Read more

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How do I know I have mouth cancer?

How do I know I have mouth cancer?

You would'nt: Oral cancers are very difficult to see when small, but dental professionals have additional technology to identify these such as vizilite or velscope - both offer information on youtube. If you suspect something see your dentist asap as oral cancers are very agressive and may spread metastatically. Cure rates have not dropped in 40 years. ...Read more

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What is a way to get mouth cancer?

Genetic Mutation: A genetic mutation occurs which causes the cancerous cells to divide uncontrollably and to not die off. This mutation can be from a genetic predisposition, but more often in the mouth it is cause by a carcinogenic agent, such as the use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. ...Read more

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Can a 24 year old get mouth cancer?

Can a 24 year old get mouth cancer?

Yes: Orally cancer has been primarily a disease of older men who smoke and drink alcohol , however this has changed in the last few years. Now oral cancers are seen in young er people. This is because of the increase in hpv. Some strains are known to cause cancers. Your doctor can test for hpv., especially in women. ...Read more

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How to know if I have mouth cancer?

How to know if I have mouth cancer?

Oral cancer : screening is looking for cancer before a patient has any symptoms or developed a disease. There are number of tests that are used to screen for different types of cancer. Screening for oral cancer is done during a routine check-up by a dentist or any medical doctor. For majority types of cancer, the chance of recovery is better if is found and treated at an early stage. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Mouth Cancer (Definition)

Cancer or the mouth or oral cancer. See an oral surgeon or ...Read more