I’ve recently gone to the dentist and said they found oral cancer?

I’m a 22 year old female who doesn’t smoke or drink. I’ve recently gone to the dentist and they used a blue light and said they spotted something on my soft palate and said it could be oral cancer. I’ve had this spot for a while (years ) and figured it was from sucking the roof of my mouth or clicking it with my tongue when my allergies act up. Again the spot never really goes away and it doesn’t bother me. It’s pretty crush feeling there is some white spots around it.. From what I’ve read online im scared it could be oral cancer. My question is does this look like a oral cancer lesion from the pictures I posted? What are the odds of my getting oral cancer being that I’m only 22 and does not smoke or drink? (it’s that small dark dot behind the big lump on my hard palate)



Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

the colors on the photo is not clear actually but generally,Two lesions that could be precursors to cancer are leukoplakia (white lesions) and erythroplakia (red lesions). while erythroplakia and lesions with erythroplakic components have a much greater potential for becoming cancerous. Any white or red lesion that does not resolve could be mouth cancer..
in your age it is rare ,,but not just smoking and drinking are the factors,but HPV due to infection during sexual activity also can cause it ..
this lesion should be investigated by a biopsy..

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

Hi,
Primarily,this does to seem to be oral cancer.
But in early stages,only clinical inspection will not confirm it.
A biopsy and histopathology will confirm the diagnosis.
Better to get it done to be on safer side.
Thanks

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
It does not look like cancer, if size does not change then there is no reason to worry, any increase in size means you need to see an oncologist
Good Luck

Dr Masr
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Dr Masr

To be cancerous, I do not think so,
Is there any lymph node enlargement anywhere in your neck,
I biopsy or a swab can be taken to confirm

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