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Pain in mouth. Hole with white patches beside. Could it be oral cancer?

Hi. Recently i felt pain in e right side of my mouth. Initially i thought it was ulcers that caused the pain because i saw white spots. After 1 week with medication it has not recover. I went to look at the mirror again with a torchlight & realised that it is a hole in the mouth with white patches beside it. Could it be oral cancer? Please advise.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012
Hello Estene,

Thanks for posting,

Well, thinking of cancer will depend more on your age ( anything is possible when it comes to the human body) as a more advanced age will more likely be cancerous or precancerous lesions. From your description, I do not think it is cancer-related lesion and I suggest you get yourself examined by a physician who can look at it closer and decide what to do.
It could be fungi (candidiasis) and may just require antifungal medication like fluconazole.
If you are in doubt, just consult a doctor.

Hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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