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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can biting your tongue lead to tongue cancer?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Highly unlikely: Chronic irritation can lead to cancerous transformation in the oral cavity - it is very unlikely. But biting your tongue should not lead to cancer.
Dr. Jeffrey Collins
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
No: There is no evidence to support chronic trauma as a cause if oral cancer.

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