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Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?
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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
Tongue ulcers do not turn into cancers but they may be cancers to begin with.

In brief: Not really
Tongue ulcers do not turn into cancers but they may be cancers to begin with.
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
In brief: Needs evaluation
Any lesion if not completely gone in 14 days should be clinically examined by a trained health care practitioner and biopsied if warranted or suspicious.
Please don't rely on any internet searches or answers in order to self diagnose yourself. Typically, an oral surgeon would be the most likely choice for oral lesions.

In brief: Needs evaluation
Any lesion if not completely gone in 14 days should be clinically examined by a trained health care practitioner and biopsied if warranted or suspicious.
Please don't rely on any internet searches or answers in order to self diagnose yourself. Typically, an oral surgeon would be the most likely choice for oral lesions.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: Not likely
If the tongue ulcer is not from existing diagnosed cancer, then it is not likely.
The ulcer should resolve in 10 - 14 days if its cause is a burn or herpes, or aphthous ulcer (under tongue). If it is none of these, you should check with your dentist.

In brief: Not likely
If the tongue ulcer is not from existing diagnosed cancer, then it is not likely.
The ulcer should resolve in 10 - 14 days if its cause is a burn or herpes, or aphthous ulcer (under tongue). If it is none of these, you should check with your dentist.
Dr. John Thaler
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