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#196607 - 06/13/18 01:15 PM Non-Healing Ulcer  
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34 years old and had a spot in the middle aspect of my left lateral tongue. Oral surgeon dx it as a non-healing Ulcer. He removed it and sent it off for biopsy. My question is are all non-healing Ulcers usually cancer. He told me I should not worry but everything you find about non-healing ulcers of the tongue point to cancer. I was wondering if anyone else has experience this and advice of what you have been through.

#196608 - 06/13/18 01:42 PM Re: Non-Healing Ulcer [Re: Bobcatpt]  
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Welcome to the forum.

Please understand that we are a group of patients and caregivers and do not have medical training. We are happy to share what we have learned through our experience but really cannot answer questions which require medical knowledge. Your best bet is to wait for the results of the biopsy to come back. In the meantime, try to stay off the internet and Dr. Google. It really doesn’t help. I would also suggest going to the OCF main site to read more about oral cancer. The information there is vetted by doctors and hence, reliable.

She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails... Elizabeth Edwards

Wife to John,dx 10/2012, BOT, HPV+, T3N2MO, RAD 70 gy,Cisplatinx2 , PEG in Dec 6, 2012, dx dvt in both legs after second chemo session, Apr 03/13 NED, July 2013 met to lungs, Phase 1 immunotherapy trial Jan 18/14 to July/14. Taxol/carboplatin July/14. Esophagus re-opened Oct 14. PEG out April 8, 2015. Phase 2 trial of Selinexor April to July 2015. At peace Jan 15, 2016.
#196610 - 06/15/18 01:09 PM Re: Non-Healing Ulcer [Re: Bobcatpt]  
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If you remain concerned, make contact with M D Anderson Cancer Center and have your Doc send the biopsy to them.

Your Doc most likely doesn't see cancer that often but that's all that Anderson does.

SCC stage 1 Nov. '03, SCC stage 2 (clear mrg, no rad, no chemo) RND, Feb. '15


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