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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Cancer Topics

Question: gum cancer

 shabbychic - Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:37 pm


I am a 57 year old women, I have had Lung cancer. 5 yrs survivor, breast cancer survivor, 5 yrs. And I have colitis. I take synthroid, and purinethol. My question is this. What causes black gums?? I have noticed that my gums are turning black. I take good care of my teeth but I don't understand what could be wrong now. I do not have a dentist at present as mine just retired. Could this be gum cancer??? I have been swishing with a weak solution of H. peroxide but this has not helped.Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:07 pm

User avatar Hi Shabbychic,

I did a brief search of the literature and wasn't able to find much on this. Some people have normally darker gum tissue. If your dark gums are new I would recommend you see a dentist or your doctor for an evaluation of this.

Sorry I can't be of more help to you.

Best wishes.

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