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Doctor insights on: Could A Skin Tag Under My Tongue Be Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I have a red smooth patch on my tongue that won't go away and a white skin tag that keeps growing back? Is this tongue cancer

I have a red smooth patch on my tongue that won't go away and a white skin tag that keeps growing back? Is this tongue cancer

Please seek an eval: A red patch or skin tag on the tongue could be inidcative of many different underlying diagnoses. Some are benign like geographic tongue or median rhomboid glossitis and others can be dysplastic. Please seek an evaluation with your general dentist or an oral surgeon to rule out pathology. ...Read more

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This may be word but under my tongue it looks like almost a skin tag that kind of flops around could this be dangerous and need to be looked at ?

This may be word but under my tongue it looks like almost a skin tag that kind of flops around could this be dangerous and need to be looked at ?

Likely not dangerous: Did this develop recently or has it been there a while? Could it be that it the normal structure, called frenulum and you only noticed it recently. There is no immediate danger, you can discuss it with your doctor when you see her/him next. ...Read more

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Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious ?

Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious ?

Normal anatomy: The little finger like projections under your tongue are completely normal. They can look quite scary and to be honest, the first time I noticed them I thought for sure they weren't supposed to be there! Don't worry though. And no they are not contagious! ...Read more

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There are a lot of skin tag, triangular, looking flabs of skin under my tongue. They run along the parallel lines. HPV? They just appeared.

There are a lot of skin tag, triangular, looking flabs of skin under my tongue. They run along the parallel lines. HPV? They just appeared.

Flabs of skin: They probably didn't just appear and they are probably normal anatomy. You need to consult a dentist. We can't see or diagnose them over the internet. What do you think the red itchy spot that's on my hand right now is? ...Read more

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Sml skin tag looking thing left side mouth near throat had bout 12mths not sore can turn it could it b cancer?

Sml skin tag looking thing left side mouth near throat had bout 12mths not sore can turn it could it b cancer?

Skin tags are: easy to remove. Please see your doc to have that done. Cancer is way down on the list of possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the difference between a mole, skin tag, and cancer?

How do I find what's the difference between a mole, skin tag, and cancer?

A biopsy: A skin tag tends to look like a grainof rice or small tag coming from the skin they are no cancerous more common in overweight persons with redundant folds of skin the neck and axilla are common places. A mole is a growth of cells on the skin normally bening but some can change and that is why you should see a dermatologist. Moles tend to be round smoothed walled and ma have hairs. ...Read more

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I used a sunbed in my 20ties, probably in total maybe 10 times. Now 34, worried about skin cancer. I have quite a lot of skin tags under my breasts. ?

Surveillance: Have somebody -- a partner, a physician, or whoever -- keep an eye on your skin and be familiar with the appearances of the common skin cancers. Get the suspicious ones off before they can hurt you. It's as simple as that. Worry accomplishes nothing. Death from skin cancer is basically 100% preventable if you stay alert. The skin tags aren't a factor and aren't sun-related. ...Read more

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Wife had purple sac on scalp that resembled a skin tag and popped when squeezed. Could this have been cancer? Removed sac but nothing to show doctor

Keep a watch: Since this growth is gone now, you should keep a close watch for recurrence. If there is regrowth, then you need to show it to your doctor for considering a biopsy. It may or may not have been a tumor of some type. But all we can do now is wait and watch for anything new developing in that area. You/spouse/friend should check it once monthly for any new growth. ...Read more

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At what age should someone with a skin tag start screening for bowel polyps / cancer (have had the skin tag since age 19 and am 31 now)?

Not related: Skin tags do not increase or decrease the risk of colon cancer. Screening for colon cancer before age 50 is not recommended for people who have no risk factors (such as family history of early onset colon cancer or multiple colon polyps). ...Read more

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Purple fluid filled sack on scalp that popped. Resembled a tick/skin tag. Now gone and doctor cannot check. Concerned of cancer. If so would it return?

Doubt Cancer: Relax. It sounds like you had a blood filled blister on ur scalp, which ruptured, and healed. It is extremely unlikely that a cancerous skin lesion would resolve spontaneously, then recur. ...Read more

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Lower ab pain for weeks, freq. Urge to go, rumbling in my stomach. Lrg skin tags on rectum 24f can this be colorectal cancer? Other cancers run in my family

Lower ab pain for weeks, freq. Urge to go, rumbling in my stomach. Lrg skin tags on rectum 24f can this be colorectal cancer? Other cancers run in my family

Unclear: The skin tags usually are not a sign of cancer. But having these symptoms for weeks is abnormal. You should see your friendly primary care doctor to find the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can skin tags be cancerous? I have a skin tag on my eyelid, i was doing some research on the internet, and i read that sometimes skin tags are really the beginning stages of skin cancer. Is it standard procedure to do a biopsy when one is removed? .

Skin : Skin tags are benign lesions; however, occassionally a skin cancer, wart, seborrheic keratosis, or other growth can look somewhat similar to a skin tag. A dermatologist is trained to differentiate between lesions and help determine if there is any risk (and biopsy when necessary). I put up a picture of a skin tag below. ...Read more

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DERMATOLOGY : Fleshy colored skin tag or skin cancer near my eye. I scratched it off but it grew back. What is this & how can I get rid of it?

You need to see a: dermatologist to have lesion removed, since you have had MOHS surgery I suggest you go to that dermatolgist and have it removed so you won't have to worry and it can be tested. hope that helps ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more