A member 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?

8 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Lonnie Smith answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Fibromas are benign and can be in the tongue for long times without any symptoms. See an ENT physician most likely benign not cancerous.

Answered Aug 6, 2018



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Dr. Eric Chevlen answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Oncology

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.

Answered Jul 21, 2018


Dr. Robert Spetzler answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

We would suggest you seek another opinion and evaluation by a qualified Ear, Nose & Throat specialist with experience in that regard.

Answered Mar 10, 2015



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