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I am 33. I have a flat raised ulcer on the inside of my cheek. It started out as a lump in my cheek and the ulcer is painless. Could it be mouth cancer?

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Dr. Clifford Marks
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 2 weeks with it?

You need to get this checked out if its still there after 2 weeks.
Even tho its painless, please don't delay.

In brief: 2 weeks with it?

You need to get this checked out if its still there after 2 weeks.
Even tho its painless, please don't delay.
Dr. Clifford Marks
Dr. Clifford Marks
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: It could be

I would recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible, or an oral surgeon to have this evaluated.
Anything that has been present for a year really needs attention.

In brief: It could be

I would recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible, or an oral surgeon to have this evaluated.
Anything that has been present for a year really needs attention.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Have it checked

Depending on what the lesion looks like, it may be somethign totally benign.
If it started out as a lump, it could be an injured minor salivary gland. Removal of these is relatively easy. The smartest thing to do is to have it evaluated by a dentist and removed for oral pathologic evaluation to make a definitive determination.

In brief: Have it checked

Depending on what the lesion looks like, it may be somethign totally benign.
If it started out as a lump, it could be an injured minor salivary gland. Removal of these is relatively easy. The smartest thing to do is to have it evaluated by a dentist and removed for oral pathologic evaluation to make a definitive determination.
Dr. Willis Hardesty
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine

In brief: Doubtful but i worry

Although unlikely unless you "chew" it demands attention.
A dmd would be a good first step.

In brief: Doubtful but i worry

Although unlikely unless you "chew" it demands attention.
A dmd would be a good first step.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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