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Bump on the inner lip - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Cancer
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General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions

Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   hi, i am 16 years old and i did chewing tobacco for a few months, not at a heavy rate, and i never became addicted
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have grew a bump on my inner lip, and im not sure if it could be mallignant or not
Doctor :   I will explain, be patient
User :   ok
Doctor :   You say you have been chewing for a short while and never
Doctor :   been addicted. right?
User :   yes
Doctor :   In that case the bump is very much benign
User :   ok great
Doctor :   Going by your age you are very unlikely to develop a malignancy
User :   great, we do have cancer in our family, but i have just been uneasy and kind of worried about this bump
Doctor :   Malignancy develops only when it is chewed over a period of years
User :   i have had this bump since december
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what cancer runs in your family?
Doctor :   If you can tell me I can explaion
Doctor :   ehat precautions you need to take?
Doctor :   Can you tell me?
Doctor :   Are you there?

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