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I am 16 and I am really scared that i might have oral cancer, I have a lump under my tongue and my jaw sometimes hurts. Please help, thank you.

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Oral lesion

It is usually not common to develop oral cancer at your age.
Oral cancer happens mostly in middle age and elderly people, especially those who smoke, drink alcohol frequently and with a family history. In any case any suspicious lesions should be consulted with your dentist or oral surgeon. I advise you to visit them so they can take a good look at it.

In brief: Oral lesion

It is usually not common to develop oral cancer at your age.
Oral cancer happens mostly in middle age and elderly people, especially those who smoke, drink alcohol frequently and with a family history. In any case any suspicious lesions should be consulted with your dentist or oral surgeon. I advise you to visit them so they can take a good look at it.
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
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Dr. Steven Heavner
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get it evaluated

I would agree that it is very uncommon to have oral cancer at your age.
However, with the increasing rise in oral hpv associated cancers, you should have someone evaluate it and consider whether a small biopsy is warranted.

In brief: Get it evaluated

I would agree that it is very uncommon to have oral cancer at your age.
However, with the increasing rise in oral hpv associated cancers, you should have someone evaluate it and consider whether a small biopsy is warranted.
Dr. Steven Heavner
Dr. Steven Heavner
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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care

In brief: Good luck

Must be examined by a dentist position in my opinion.
We need to see what's in your mouth.

In brief: Good luck

Must be examined by a dentist position in my opinion.
We need to see what's in your mouth.
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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