Possibly. If you have a tumor in the throat/mouth, it could create an awful taste or odor. If this is a new symptom, best to have it checked out.
Signs/symptoms. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.
I have had the jab against cervical cancer (gardasil) what are the chances of my getting mouth or throat cancer?
Depends. There are presently 3 vaccines available.All cover the 2 primary strains associated with cervical,throat and anal cancer. The newest covers 5 additional strains that could be linked to a minority of cancers. The vaccine does help protect against the most common strains, which reduces risk a lot, but not 100%.The vaccine is not site specific, it protects against cancer in any site. Read more...
For many yrs used face wash that had triclosan in it. Am I at more risk of nasal/throat cancer? Sometimes got in mouth and in nose from washing face.
Stop worrying. Trislosan is a widely-used, apparently harmless chemical that degrades after being discarded into a form of dioxan that is not one of the forms that has toxicity or is supposed to be linked to cancer. Any chemical can be "shown to be harmful for this-and-that" if used in artificial conditions in labs. I am sorry that anyone troubled you over this. Read more...