Hi all, I've been posting a lot recently about my worries over oral cancer, which has been bothering me for some months now. I've had various sores, bumps and what not that have healed and gone away, but just as I seemed to be on the other side I noticed a dark red/almost black spot/dot on the inside of my right cheek. It is probably a bit bigger than the size of a pin, not raised, presents no pain and seems fairly regularly shaped. I sometimes bite the inside of my cheeks, which could be a factor, but I'm not sure (those kind of things usually are white-ish scars).
I'm going to keep an eye on it but I just can't shake the feeling that my phase of social smoking (I've maybe smoked the equivalent of two packs of cigarettes over the course of the last 10 months) and college that many people engage in at this time of life (I'm 19 years old) will cause some kind of oral pharyngeal cancer soon.
Any thoughts on this kind of dark discoloration/dot within an otherwise clear mouth? I had an oral cancer screening at my dentist in mid-June and JUST visited an oral surgeon about my wisdom teeth/a bony outgrowth in my jaw, but he didn't do much looking outside of my mouth besides an x-ray, and I of course stupidly smoked a bit in the interim. I've made a resolution to stop, we'll see if I can hold it.