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A 24-year-old male asked:

i just noticed a rough patch on my tongue that seems extra sensitive. can this be oral cancer? ive smoked on and off for 8 years but im also only 25

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Have it evaluated: Any lesion like that that has not resolved on its own in a two to three week period should be examined. See a local oral surgeon for guidance.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dentist or OS: When there is rough patch on your tongue, you'd better take immediate measures to find out its reason. See your dentist for examination.

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Midlothian, IL
A 24-year-old male asked:

Chances of developing oral cancer by age 25? Noticed a rough patch on my tongue But ive been told that cancer is extremely rare in 25 year olds

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stan Nabrinsky
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Unlikely: If you are smoker, tobacco chewer, etc, you may have precancerous leukoplakia or similar. SEE THE DENTIST!

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Last updated Oct 31, 2017

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