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Could oral cancer hurt if you put salt on it like a canker sore or would the salt have no effect on it?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No effect

An oral cancer would not be affected by putting salt on it but a canker sore may improve from it (stings like Hades at first).

In brief: No effect

An oral cancer would not be affected by putting salt on it but a canker sore may improve from it (stings like Hades at first).
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessary

It isn't always painful, so it may go undetected until the late stages.
During treatment with chemotherapy rinses with warm salt water is recommended.

In brief: Not necessary

It isn't always painful, so it may go undetected until the late stages.
During treatment with chemotherapy rinses with warm salt water is recommended.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Cancer can be an ulcer. Salt on an ulcer can cause pain.

In brief: Yes

Cancer can be an ulcer. Salt on an ulcer can cause pain.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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