Bad breath can indicate cancer. Such a statement in conversation with URA.RU made by an otolaryngologist, doctor of the highest category, candidate of medical sciences Vladimir Zaitsev.
The specialist noted that the symptom may be associated with problems in the upper respiratory tract, or with the bronchopulmonary system or the gastrointestinal tract. At the same time, in the case of a decaying tumor, the unpleasant odor will increase, Zaitsev emphasized.
The otolaryngologist also identified two main sources of stench emitted from the oral cavity. Among them are caseous detritus, leading to the formation of plugs in the tonsils and tonsils, as well as a white curdled substance, which is a sign of chronic tonsillitis.