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Oral Cancer

Cancer that originates in the cells of the mouth is called oral cancer. This type of cancer includes cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, gums, floor of the mouth, hard palate, and soft palate. The symptoms of oral cancer are sore lips, growth in your mouth, loose teeth, drastic weight loss, sore throat, jaw stiffness, and tongue pain.

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Can the painless sores on my mouth and tongue turn cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got sores on my mouth and tongue. I do not know what they are and if they could be cancerous. They have no pain at all except a little for the one that is under my tongue but not the two white ones on the sides.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and I have seen the pictures you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest that: 1. These are nothing but minor oral ulcers. 2. These ulcers occur due to various reasons such as stress, vitamin de...  Read Full »

There is a zit on my tongue. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 49 years old and have this white pimple kind of thing on my tongue (left side) since quite some time (more than two months). It is not causing me any symptoms or any discomfort. I also have not noticed any increase in size or any other changes. I do not drink, smoke or use tobacco. Ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the proper detailed history and the appropriate clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since you are not a tobacco or alcohol user the chance of oral cancer is ruled out. Now a few types or differential diagnosis are left. Lie bum...  Read Full »

I had my wisdom teeth removed. I am in pain. Kindly assist

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom tooth extraction a few weeks back, and now I have jaw pain and discomfort in my mouth. Sometimes I have a feeling that something is inside my mouth. I had this weird feeling of something being lodged in my tongue for a while before my wisdom tooth was extracted. One ly...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I will be answering your queries shortly. Thank you.  Read Full »

Can oral cancer cause skin flaps to protrude from the mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two flaps of skin on the inside of my mouth at the top of the cheek next to my upper set of teeth.They are painless but occasionally make it feel as though something is stuck between my teeth. I have been a regular smoker for the past three years, so am I developing cancerous tumo...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, As per your history it seems to me that these are the openings of parotid duct. These are normal anatomical structures, there is no need to worry. Consult a dentist or share me a picture, so then I will provide you better possible opinion. Pl...  Read Full »

Do the white patches in my mouth suggest some kind of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I have developed white patches in my mouth for a few days. The images are attached herewith. There is pain some days, and other days there is no pain at all. There is no bleeding, either. Recently, I visited an ENT specialist. He referred me to a dentist. The dentist advised me to remov...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Well, you need to get your wisdom teeth out. The patches are due to their eruption period. No need to worry as it is not cancerous. But, it may create problems like dryness, etc. I sugge...  Read Full »

I have a lesion in my oral cavity. Can you suggest if it is something to be concerned about?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from a lesion for the past three days. I have attached the picture. Can you please tell me if it is concerning or not?Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will examine the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and get back to you. Thank you.   Read Full »

One of my relative is suffering from oral cancer. Kindly suggest a treatment option.

Query: Hi doctor, One of my family members have recently been diagnosed with oral cancer. I would like to know how much dangerous it is. The final report of lower lip biopsy showed well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The patient is having sugar and BP problem. And for that, he is on Glycomet GP-1 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Squamous cell carcinomas of the lip rank as the prevailing malignant tumors within the oral cavity. Typically, their primary treatment involves surgical excision, although alternative approaches like radiotherapy and topical cytostatic creams are also considered, and a c...  Read Full »

I have a recurring lesion on my tongue, and I am worried if it is HPV. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, About four years ago, I developed a lesion on the top of my tongue. It was almost a wart-like cluster resemblance. It went away after two weeks. A year passed, and I developed another growth in the same spot that, again, went away after two weeks. I was clear for about two years, and then...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have seen the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). These appear to be tongue warts or likely a squamous papilloma. Yes, around 50 percent of such cases are documented to be associated with HPV (human papillo...  Read Full »

Can you please help me understand my mother's biopsy report?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 68 years old. She weighs 154.32 pounds. A painless liaison has developed on the right lateral part of the tongue. I have consulted with an ENT surgeon and he advised for biopsy. The incision biopsy was done and the report is attached. Please clarify the report. If that is can...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect identity) and unfortunately I find it to be a cancerous lesion.It is cancer and the stage can be ascertained after clinical examinationof the local and surrounding areas and after investigations. After evaluat...  Read Full »

What are the chances of cancer recurring after six months of operation?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother-in-law underwent an operation on the right side of the CA tongue, followed by radiation and chemotherapy six months ago. For the last two weeks, he has had pain on the left side of the tongue, and we consulted the doctor again. The doctor said there was no possibility of fur...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that your brother-in-law has undergone treatment for tongue cancer. I would like to point out a few things: Radiation so soon after previous radiation therapy is not advisable. The doctor's opinion is correct. This looks like a very aggressive tumor. We...  Read Full »

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