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Maybe i'm being a hypochondriac, but I was wondering, can teenagers get mouth cancer?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: Oral tobacco

Dont dip or chew.

In brief: Oral tobacco

Dont dip or chew.
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: YES

Rare, but can happen.
Be especially concerned in a tobacco user- even if not using very long. Also associated with ebstein-barr virus exposure.

In brief: YES

Rare, but can happen.
Be especially concerned in a tobacco user- even if not using very long. Also associated with ebstein-barr virus exposure.
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Very rarely

Epstein Barr virus can cause a type or oral cancer in young people, it is very rare in the US.
The common causes of mouth cancer, tobacco and alcohol are not likely to involved in a teenager.

In brief: Very rarely

Epstein Barr virus can cause a type or oral cancer in young people, it is very rare in the US.
The common causes of mouth cancer, tobacco and alcohol are not likely to involved in a teenager.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Rare for age

Rare. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.

In brief: Rare for age

Rare. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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