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I have swollen gums since last year and there was a unnatural growth of my gum. I went to a periodontist and he said that it is a sign of cancer. Is it? Please advise.
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hello, you need to consult an oral surgeon.
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Hello, you need to go to an Oral medicine specialist and get a thorough clinical examination done.A Biopsy should be taken and sent for analysis to a good lab.Only the Histopathological reports will confirm the nature of the lesion.Do not delay.Good luck. Regards Dr Sumanmakam
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Hello, For sure reasons there are sometimes signs and symptoms that gives u indication of any precancerous condition. But if i say personally the way case history is written is so casual that the lesion would not be that severe. It can be precancerous for sure. And you should have got a biopsy done or any kind of habit if present should be immediately stopped.can u plz share some pretreatment pics?
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Visit an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or an oral and maxillofacial radiologist or an oral and maxillofacial pathologist
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Immediate stoppage of any adverse habit, if any.
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Hi First and foremost stoppage of habit. Visit a Oral medicine and radiologist and get the Biopsy done.
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its difficult to say anything as generally after excision of growth biopsy should be sent to laboratory for histologic examination as diagnosis. has it come back after excision? most common growths in oral cavity are fibromas and pyogenic granulomas which are benign growths not malignant but confirmatory diagnosis can be done only on histopathologic examination.
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get biopsy report
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Hello Sir, Greetings for the day. Would request you to go to the specialist dentist(Oral Medicine and Radiologist)  and tell the dentist  to take a Biopsy and send it for histopathology. No dentist can confirm by calling it a precancerous lesion without the final report of Histopathology lab.
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Stoppage of habit. It can be fatal.
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Visit Oral Medicine and Radiologist asap. Any questions visit www.drajwanis.com
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