7 doctors weighed in:

How to know I have oral cancer ?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Scalpel biopsy

The final diagnosis of oral cancers can only be made by a biopsy.

In brief: Scalpel biopsy

The final diagnosis of oral cancers can only be made by a biopsy.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Biopsy report

Any suspicious lesion warrants a biopsy to confirm a diagnosis of cancer. Unfortunately patients don't know that they have oral cancer until a dentist or physician sees it, biopsies it and give you the bad news.
Have your dentist give you a full head and neck exam every 6 months. If it is not part of his\her routine, ask for it or find another dentist. Early detection is key!

In brief: Biopsy report

Any suspicious lesion warrants a biopsy to confirm a diagnosis of cancer. Unfortunately patients don't know that they have oral cancer until a dentist or physician sees it, biopsies it and give you the bad news.
Have your dentist give you a full head and neck exam every 6 months. If it is not part of his\her routine, ask for it or find another dentist. Early detection is key!
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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