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Is discoloration of your mouth a sign of oral cancer?

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Dr. Richard Mcgee
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Mouth cancers are usually identified by a white discoloration (leukoplakia), reddened areas which may bleed, or rarely a dark blue or brown area which may reflect pigment cell overgrowth (melanoma).

In brief: Yes

Mouth cancers are usually identified by a white discoloration (leukoplakia), reddened areas which may bleed, or rarely a dark blue or brown area which may reflect pigment cell overgrowth (melanoma).
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Dr. Richard Mcgee
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A red or white or red patch on the lips, inside cheeks, gums or tongue that does not go away could be an early sign of oral cancer.

In brief: Yes

A red or white or red patch on the lips, inside cheeks, gums or tongue that does not go away could be an early sign of oral cancer.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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In brief: Generally Not.

Most discoloration is due to chemicals from your food and drinks, or from bacteria that concentrate stains in the soft tissues.
Cancers are generally white, red or speckled, firm to hard masses and often ulcerated.

In brief: Generally Not.

Most discoloration is due to chemicals from your food and drinks, or from bacteria that concentrate stains in the soft tissues.
Cancers are generally white, red or speckled, firm to hard masses and often ulcerated.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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