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What's mouth cancer like?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Non-healing ulcer

The general presentation of oral cancer is a mass, ulcer, bleeding from the lesion, change in existing whitish plaques etc.

In brief: Non-healing ulcer

The general presentation of oral cancer is a mass, ulcer, bleeding from the lesion, change in existing whitish plaques etc.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Oral cancers vary widely in appearance.
Ulcerations that do not heal may be malignant. White patches or red areas, called leukoplakia or erythroplakia, respectively, are of concern. As you cannot identify cancer by exam alone, these changes must be checked and evaluated with brush biopsy, incisional or excisional biopsy and microscopic exam. Floor of mouth and base of tongue are common sites.

In brief: Varies

Oral cancers vary widely in appearance.
Ulcerations that do not heal may be malignant. White patches or red areas, called leukoplakia or erythroplakia, respectively, are of concern. As you cannot identify cancer by exam alone, these changes must be checked and evaluated with brush biopsy, incisional or excisional biopsy and microscopic exam. Floor of mouth and base of tongue are common sites.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Varied

It can be an ulcer, a mass or lump, a red or white patch.
Any change you note in our mouth can be cancer. See an oral surgeon for exam and possible biopsy.

In brief: Varied

It can be an ulcer, a mass or lump, a red or white patch.
Any change you note in our mouth can be cancer. See an oral surgeon for exam and possible biopsy.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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