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A 16-year-old male asked:

16, have a pea sized lump inside tongue for many years. no pain im scared that its cancer. dont smoke/drink. already seen dr an he has no idea. ideas?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
May be a fibroma: Fibromas are benign and can be in the tongue for long times without any symptoms. See an ENT physician most likely benign not cancerous.
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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Not cancer: I'ts almost certainly not cancer. Cancer doesn't just sit in place for years. It doesn't strike sixteen-year old boys. It starts on the surface of the tongue, not deep within it. It almost never occurs in non-smokers. Relax.
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Dr. Robert Spetzler
Neurosurgery 51 years experience
Second opinion...: We would suggest you seek another opinion and evaluation by a qualified Ear, Nose & Throat specialist with experience in that regard.
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Last updated Aug 6, 2018

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