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How is mouth cancer diagnosed usually?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Physical exam and

Oral cancers are generally mass lesions, that ulcerate and bleed. If suspected the lesion is excised or biopsied so that the affected tissue can be examined by a pathologist for diagnosis.

In brief: Physical exam and

Oral cancers are generally mass lesions, that ulcerate and bleed. If suspected the lesion is excised or biopsied so that the affected tissue can be examined by a pathologist for diagnosis.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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4 doctors agree

In brief: By biopsy

Once a suspicious area is detected by a dentist, a biopsy is performed and sent to have microscopic sections read by an oral pathologist.
The pathological screening is the definitive test to determine if indeed malignancy is present.

In brief: By biopsy

Once a suspicious area is detected by a dentist, a biopsy is performed and sent to have microscopic sections read by an oral pathologist.
The pathological screening is the definitive test to determine if indeed malignancy is present.
Dr. Willis Hardesty
Dr. Willis Hardesty
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

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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