oral cancer signs to look for, more young adult get this than you think!
I had mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the hard palate, more specifically the minor salivary glands of the hard palate. I was only 36 and had never smoked before. All I had was a nickle sized area on the roof of my mouth that at first I thought was a blister til I realized it was spongy but not fluid filled, never hurt, never bled, nothing!
I had left a few different doctors check it that I worked with but they all said " it's probably a cyst" so I waited 3 months til my next dental appt. then he sent me to an oral surgeon who eventually did a biopsy that led to diagnosis and sending me to a oral surgeon who specializes more in that type of thing.
Luckily it was a slow growing type and had not spread to my lymp nodes or sinuses and I only had surgery to remove the left side of the roof of my mouth down to the bone, then had a graft and a protective plate wired in my mouth for 2 months.
I just want people to realize they need to check their mouths periodically and really SEE what's going on in there because it's not something you think about to do but it is important! I hope by telling what happened to me to help someone out somehow! thanks!