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white spot in my mouth... oral cancer?

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About a week ago i notice a white spot in my mouth that looks like a canker sore without a red lining around it...i put peroxide on it lastnight and it went away but it came back this morning i put more peroxide on it today and it started bleeding but it remained whit...is this cancer? also under it i get a white patch that i can scrape off with a wash rag and it bleeds and hurts...
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replied February 1st, 2013
Welcome to e health forum.

The changes you have observed could be due to recurring apthous or stress ulcers.

They are not suggestive of oral cancers. You should avoid scraping the ulcer surface, which would delay the healing.

In case of doubt, consulting your doctor for a examination will clear your doubts.


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