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Is brown spot in the mouth a symptom of mouth cancer?

I have been chewing tobacco, dipping, for about a year. I recently saw a brown spot in my mouth on the side I don't usually throw in. I think it may just be a canker sore, and I read up on mouth cancer and it says to look for red or white patches. There is no pain or discomfort anywhere in my mouth. Could this be a sign of mouth cancer or is it likely just a canker sore?
Tue, 28 Jan 2014
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hello
welcome to HCM
aggressive chewing of tobacco is one of the cause of oral cancer.
but just a tiny brown spot in your mouth has to be throughly check.
i will suggest you to visit a dentist and get your cytology done which is an easy and non invasive methods which will atleast reveals any malignant changes in cells.
if its just a spot not a growth or its not lasting for long time then not to worry.
meanwhile you can start with anti oxidants once a day.
hope it will help you
thank you
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Is brown spot in the mouth a symptom of mouth cancer?

hello welcome to HCM aggressive chewing of tobacco is one of the cause of oral cancer. but just a tiny brown spot in your mouth has to be throughly check. i will suggest you to visit a dentist and get your cytology done which is an easy and non invasive methods which will atleast reveals any malignant changes in cells. if its just a spot not a growth or its not lasting for long time then not to worry. meanwhile you can start with anti oxidants once a day. hope it will help you thank you