Patient :I am 24 in my second trimester of pregnancy and terrified I have oral cancer.
I have a 4mm red patch on my gum in that patch is a white spot. My dentist says it's just pigmentation change and nothing to worry about- but how can he know without a biopsy?
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I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.
A 4 mm lesion in the month is unlikely to represent a cancer. Cancer lesions are larger and will be identified on imaging.
Cancers are irregular and infiltrating and is unlikely in you. Usually biopsy is the method of confirmation when in doubt. However a 4 mm lesion is really small and your dentist is experienced to tell any cancers from benign lesion.
Please watch the area for 15 days and it should likely heal.
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