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Oral Cancer

Lumps on Tongue



I have two lumps on the left hand side of my tongue. 1 is painless the other appears to be an ulcer with some pain. They have been there for aprox six weeks. I have seen 3 gp`s and a dentist and have tried several mouth washes, orabase paste, Bonjella, Iglu and I have just finished a 7 day course of Metranidazole and that hasn`t worked. I am scared that I have mouth cancer. I am 28 and only drink moderately and smoke very occasionally. What should I do?


Unfortunately, this forum is not designed to diagnose or provide specific medical advice. In general, if someone has a mouth lesion that does not improve and remains persistent, this should be evaluated by an ENT (Ear, nose, throat physician) or oral surgeon.

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Amit  Agrawal, MD Amit Agrawal, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University