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Comment from: GR, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

I noticed a persistent soreness in my mouth after a short bout of flu. It felt like it was on the floor of my mouth between my side teeth and my gum on the left. My husband said it looked like an ulcer which I have never had before. It was "treated" unsuccessfully with three different types of antibiotics. My GP ordered swab tests for viruses, blood tests and finally referred me to the ENT specialist at the hospital. Now, today, nearly 5 months later, after an MRI last Thursday and multiple mouth biopsies on Friday I have been told I have cancer of the soft palate.

Comment from: maggie, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 11

Fourteen years ago I had a sore in the roof of mouth, dentist passed it off as "burnt ." After three more months of pain and bleeding, and putting caps on front teeth, I insisted I did not burn my mouth, and I was sent for a biopsy. I was told it was cancer. I had extensive surgery, and two years later, another spot appeared and was treated. Now I have another large portion inside of cheek, and will have surgery next week. Make sure your dentist does not blow you off when a spot appears where is should not be.

Comment from: concerned, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 17

My son is 17 years of age and I took him to the dentist for a cleaning and the dentist found a white patch on his upper left gum. He told us that my son had the beginnings of mouth cancer and for him to stop smoking.

Comment from: Alicia, (Caregiver) Published: February 11

Excellent, comprehensive, and clinically relevant information. Extremely helpful to begin to understand complexicity of oral cancers. Thank you. A. Perez, MD

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