28 and being tested for oral cancer??

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Hi am 28 years old and went to my gp with an ulcer on my gum and now been referred to emergency head and neck cancer clinic few days later. It's not an ulcer because it doesn't hurt at all and has been there for at least a year but my gp was concerned. I have been a heavy smoker and drinker since the age of 13.am currently on anti craving medication which seems to be working. I have two young children am praying I don't have oral cancer

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    I am going to pray right beside you...lean on me.

    Hugs to you and your wee ones

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    I am going to pray right beside you...lean on me.

    Hugs to you and your wee ones

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    I am going to pray right beside you...lean on me.

    Hugs to you and your wee ones

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    I understand your fears. Has it changed at all in last 12 months?
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    I think it has changed in colour but not size
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      If it's any reassurance, my friend had oral cancer and came through just fine. Absolutely understand your worry though and really hope things work out for the best. I think the worry is magnified when you're a mum...I'd be exactly the same.

      Wishing you all the best

      Rachel x

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      Thank you so much Rachel for your comments. Am praying it's nothing just bad skin or something but it looks like a Timor on my gum. It's only small so hopefully just the start of something. My uncle who was an alcoholic found a similar mark on his gum and had stage 2 oral cancer but he kept on drinking a litre of vodka a day and smoking so no cure for him xx

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