Is a canker sore that is not white oral cancer?

Canker sore. A canker sore it typically a painful while are that can have a red border. It lasts about 10 days. There are many other causes of sores in the mouth and if yours has been present for. 2 weeks it is best to see a dentist or oral surgeon to get it checked out.
Not likely. Oral cancer is progressive. Most abnormalities in the oral cavity come and go. If you have an abnormal area that lasts for more than three weeks you should have someone examine it. You can reduce your risk of oral cancer by not smoking, not chewing tobacco, not drinking too much alcohol.
Not necessarily. Oral cancer is less common in younger people than older people but the incidence in younger people is on the rise due to human papilloma virus (hpv). If this sore doesn't start to get better within a few days or isn't gone within a week or two then see a dentist to get it checked.
No, need more info. "canker sores" is a loose label for open mouth sores. The causes for wounds that are ulcerated are many. Herpes simplex is a viral form, bacterial infected wounds are another. This wounds with simple rinsing and avoidance of irritation will heal in a few days. Longer open wounds that do not heal require examination by a dentist after 12 days. Brush biopsy is a simple quick inexpensive test.
No. Highly unlikely. This is very unlikely, as a canker sore heals on its own or with the help of several treatments, like mouthwash. Some large ones may recur and be painful, and are not always white or all white. These often occur after mouth trauma or spicy foods, and stress. They occur at any age. Mouth cancers can present as non-healing ulcers that can be painful, in people over 50, and tobacco users.

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I dipped for 2 years and the other day I got a bump. It got bigger till it turned into what looks like a canker sore. But not white. Oral cancer?

Hopefully not. Dipping is an absolutely terrible habit and you should stop immediately. Look at this as a warning sign. On the other hand, this is a very new lesion. It would be too early to worry that this is cancer. I would advise close observation. If this were to persist, get larger, or bleed you must see a doctor for evaluation. Read more...
You should see MD. You should see an oral surgeon and have it biopsied. Absolutely, need to rule out oral cancer. Nowadays incidence of oral cancer is increasing and this is related to hpv infection. Read more...
Canker sore? Check with your dentist. If it heals on its own it is probably not oral cancer. If necessary have the area biopsied. Better to be sure and be safe. Read more...

What can be the difference in a canker sore and what oral cancer looks like?

Canker sore. See the adjoining photo to see what a canker sore looks like. It's gone in 2 weeks at most. If you want to see what oral cancer looks like, do a google search as you will probably find at least a thousand pictures ; they all look different base on type, size, location and duration. If you have any lesion, especially one that last more than two weeks, see an oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. Read more...
Canker sores. is the most common oral lesions. Most tongue ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks.Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If concerned see your dentist ASAP. Read more...

Diagnosed with HPV and have a canker sore on the front of my mouth. Its not in the Back of throat like things say, should I be worried for oral cancer?

HPV. You may have a canker sore. This will heal in about 10 days to 2 weeks. Oral cancers are typically painless spots that do not heal and are more likely n older patients, in frequent at your age. If your lesion does not heal within 2 weeks see a dentist or oral surgeon and have the area evaluated. Read more...
No. It is unlikely that you have oral cancer. Was HPV detected as part of PAP smear? You should follow your doctor's advise about follow-up tests. You should still get HPV vaccine to prevent against other strains of the virus. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...