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Could a painless canker sore like spot in the mouth be a sign of cancer in the oral cavity?

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Posted on Thu, 6 Sep 2018
Question: I discovered yesterday that I have tonsil stones on the right side. While looking for them and removing them, I found this spot in my mouth. I'm scared it's a sign of mouth cancer. I thought maybe a canker sore, but it doesn't hurt. Does it look like mouth cancer? I'm 31 and only smoked 2 years in college. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please upload relevant images of the affected area.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I can certainly understand your concern.

I have worked through your attached query in detail.

I can guide you better if you can upload images of the affected area in your oral cavity for a better understanding and a thorough guidance.

You can share the images on our webpage at "upload reports" option.

Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu (32 minutes later)
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It isn't a sign of cancer.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have worked through your attached images in detail.

This is not a sign of cancer. So don't worry about it.

But I advise you to give up smoking once for all.

I hope it helps!

Take care.

Dr. Suresh Heijebu, General & Family Physician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Could a painless canker sore like spot in the mouth be a sign of cancer in the oral cavity?

Brief Answer: Please upload relevant images of the affected area. Detailed Answer: Hi, I can certainly understand your concern. I have worked through your attached query in detail. I can guide you better if you can upload images of the affected area in your oral cavity for a better understanding and a thorough guidance. You can share the images on our webpage at "upload reports" option. Thank you.