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02-10-2019 01:56 PM
02-10-2019 01:56 PM
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So I went to the dentist the other day and I think that I found a patch of white marks behind my molars. I’m planing to get this checked out to see if it’s cancer but I don’t have anyone to talk to until then and was hoping I could get some answers. I was wondering if these white spots on my gum/roof of my mouth means I’ve got cancer or is it possibly something else? I don’t think it’s been there for too long but I need some answers to put my mind at ease

Re: Questions [Re: Dwr4] #197858
02-10-2019 03:14 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

At this point, the white patch could be anything. Only a biopsy will be able to tell you if it is cancerous or not. Did you dentist notice the patch? One of OCF’s endeavour is to promote regularly screening for oral cancer by hygienists. If I were you, I would certainly go back to the dentist and discuss the concerns and then take it from there.


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Re: Questions [Re: Dwr4] #197912
03-01-2019 06:42 PM
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Dwr4,

You are wise to have your white patches checked out further, as soon as possible. It very well may be nothing serious but if it is, better to deal with it now!

Please let us know the outcome of your next visit. We are all rooting for you!

DD


September 2018: diagnosed w/OSCC on left lateral tongue after biopsy by oral surgeon
October 2018: outpatient surgery with clean margins
January 2019: PET/CT scans looked good/clear
Tumor determined as: T1N0M0
No chemo, No radiation
Hopeful my cancer is gone forever!



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