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How do you know when you have cancer in your mouth?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Variable symptoms

Cancer of the mouth may present as non-healing ulcer, white plaques, bleeding, a mass.
Definitive diagnosis needs a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist.

In brief: Variable symptoms

Cancer of the mouth may present as non-healing ulcer, white plaques, bleeding, a mass.
Definitive diagnosis needs a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Tahir Ijaz
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mouth cancer

A cancer in the mouth (oral cavity) can present as a bump or ulcer that is not going away.
Bleeding may occur, as well as pain.The only way to know if you have cancer is to biopsy the site and look for cancer cells under the microscope.

In brief: Mouth cancer

A cancer in the mouth (oral cavity) can present as a bump or ulcer that is not going away.
Bleeding may occur, as well as pain.The only way to know if you have cancer is to biopsy the site and look for cancer cells under the microscope.
Dr. Tahir Ijaz
Dr. Tahir Ijaz
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Dr. Bernard Bernhardt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Need a biopsy

Please have your ear nose and throat specialist or an oral surgeon look at the area and see if it needs a biopsy.
It may be cancer, or a cold sore or even nothing, so please do not jump to conclusions.

In brief: Need a biopsy

Please have your ear nose and throat specialist or an oral surgeon look at the area and see if it needs a biopsy.
It may be cancer, or a cold sore or even nothing, so please do not jump to conclusions.
Dr. Bernard Bernhardt
Dr. Bernard Bernhardt
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