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Hello. Eight months ago I felt a tiny white bump on the mouth roof, about 1mm in diameter. It is small and painless and the doctor said that it was probably nothing. It might have grown a bit but I can't tell. Today I found another one in the back of my mouth. Again it is tiny--smaller than the one on the palate. I have been having random but frequent inflammations in the mouth for the past a few month, but it comes and goes. Can this be a sign of oral cancer or salivary gland cancer? Thank you!
Hello Dr. Robert, I am a 42-year old female of Chinese origin. I don't have pain in swallowing or drinking. I am generally healthy. Non-smoker. No medication. I have been sick often ever since last winter I got scarlett fever from my girls.
Thank you very much. I am a bit confused however, because I thought that mucocele is pearly, soft and resolves on its own, whereas my bumps are hard and persistent.
Thanks again Dr. Robert. Just one last question: I do admit that I am unreasonably stressed by the possibility of oral or salivary gland cancer, but it is because of the frequent inflammation in random parts of the oral cavity, which makes me associating symptoms. Do you think that the bumps and the inflammations are separate issues? Thank you for your reassurance and I will see an ENT soon.
Thank you Dr. Robert! Have a wonderful day!