A 46-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of tongue cancer?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 40 years experience
Sometimes none: You may not have any outward symptoms (pain, redness, swelling), but a lesion that does not heal after two weeks should be examined and evaluated. You may not even be able to see every nook and cranny in your mouth, so that's why it's best to have your dentist take a look.
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Pain Management 36 years experience
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Pathology 28 years experience
Ulcer, sore throat.: Oral lesions, which include the tongue usually present as non-healing, painful ulcers. They can also show up late as sore throat, and possibly ear pain. Rarely, patients can have painless, rock hard cervical or supraclavicular lymph node enlargement.
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Tongue: Unfortunately, the cancer might be present and cause destruction silently. 60% of the lesions are painless and the rest become painful only when infected. If you smoke, you should be checked annually by an oral surgeon or ent. Any white, red, ulcer should be biopsied.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
What are the most common symptoms of tongue cancer?
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Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Oral issues: Tongue cancer symptoms depend on the location i.e. Anterior tongue (visible part) or tongue base (back of tongue). Usually, noticeable growths or ulcers in the tongue can be seen and which can be painful or bleed. Larger cancers can cause difficulty with chewing or swallowing and neck nodes can be enlarged if the cancer has spread.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of mouth or tongue cancer?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Changes: Changes in the mouth tissues--growths, changes in color, white spots or spots that bleed, areas that don't ever seem to heal completely--these are things that should be examined by your dentist.
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