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Fears of Oral Cancer

Hello, all. I've been pretty free from anxiety for a couple of months, but as always it seems to be rearing its ugly head. I can't shake the idea that I have oral cancer. I have 3 canker sores currently, and it seems as though another might be forming.... Having this constant pain in my mouth is seriously starting to freak me out. It's just like... With all of this pain, how could I not think that something is terribly wrong with me?

I also seem to have whitish thing towards the back of my throat. In my tonsil region, I can only see it if I stick my tongue out all of the way. It hasn't bothered me, but it still freaks me out. 

Does anyone have any similar experiences or advice?? Some comfort would be much appreciated.

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I also have very dry mouth, with little white bumps on the inside of my lips.  I had this like 15 years ago, and it was BMS, which means burning mouth syndrome, but went away.  Now I am thinking I have it again.  It is not cancer.  When I wake up in the morning, my mouth is just fine, but as the day wears on, it bothers me. 


I too have a canker sore, dentist says stress can cause them. I also have a really dry mouth and white on the back of my tongue, dentist never seems concerned


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