Just an update.
The mass which originally started as thrush, then candidiasis erythematous, due to psych-meds causing dry mouth AND due to smoking ...
Turns out it was precancerous.
I have to go back to the pathologist to have at least one other white spot on my tongue biopsied.
I pay for this out of pocket. Only if it is cancer do I get sent for gov't-covered care.
Honestly, I'd rather pay out of pocket, than to have it be cancer...
But what could it be? Dysplasia? Cancer?
I also asked her whether the dental gum recession is due to cancer of the bone, she said it's because of the dry mouth.