A member asked:

Small ulcer on tongue. been hurting for some time now. rubbing on molar. prescribed steroid paste. im worried its cancer. its smaller than a bb.

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Dr. Sewa Legha answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

If you have an ulcer which is growing in size beyond 1cm (Size of a dime or penny), then I would be concerned and ask for a biopsy. Anything smaller can be watched to see if it would resolve in 2-3 weeks. Most benign ulcers will heal in 2-3 weeks.

Answered Jul 16, 2016

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