A 47-year-old member asked:
What are early signs of tongue cancer?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Ulcer: Unfortunately there aren't gray early signs. We look for white patches on the tongue, but there are many white areas, so this isn't helpful for the layperson. Ulcers, pain and/or bleeding may be signs.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
A few: Ulcer that won't head. lump, soreness, swelling. See Oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam.
881 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 8, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.