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Could a chronic bad taste in my mouth be a sign of cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Chronic bad taste in the mouth is usually a result of sinus disease, gum disease, or acid reflux (stomach acid coming up into the mouth.
) medications can cause this, as can nutritional supplements. Zinc deficiency can also cause this. Very rarely, cancers of the mouth or throat can cause a bad taste in the mouth, but other symptoms would be expected.

In brief: No

Chronic bad taste in the mouth is usually a result of sinus disease, gum disease, or acid reflux (stomach acid coming up into the mouth.
) medications can cause this, as can nutritional supplements. Zinc deficiency can also cause this. Very rarely, cancers of the mouth or throat can cause a bad taste in the mouth, but other symptoms would be expected.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Michele Richards
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Yes but

Yes but more likely to be due to low grade infection.

In brief: Yes but

Yes but more likely to be due to low grade infection.
Dr. Michele Richards
Dr. Michele Richards
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