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Bump on Tongue #199719
01-27-2020 06:34 AM
01-27-2020 06:34 AM
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I have a bump on the side of my tongue way in back..it is mostly normal tongue color with a small white center. It is semi firm, but not rock hard. It feels between a water balloon and a grape. It is probably about the size of a pencil eraser and has been there for at least 2 months. I’m wondering if bumps from tongue cancer are usually hard or can they be soft? I’m hoping someone can speak from experience. What I’ve read is that they are generally hard. I know I should get a biopsy but I keep hearing how painful they are and do not want to do anything unnecessarily. Thank you.


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Re: Bump on Tongue [Re: Ssl] #199723
01-29-2020 05:11 AM
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Sam,

Anytime you have a bump, sore or abnormality on your tongue for that period of time you should have it checked out and a biopsy done if necessary. The biopsy does not hurt much and the tongue heals quiclkly. I have had two biopsies and it only takes a few seconds, it will be over before you know it. Better safe then sorry. Don't put it off!

Kent...


5/31/16 Partial Glossectomy
Right neck dissection
22 teeth extracted
Six weeks of radiation Ended 8/19/16
2/8/17 Biopsy of epiglottis-cancerous
35 radiation treatments to the throat, End 11/17/17
8/23/19 Tongue reconstruction, left radical neck dissection
Re: Bump on Tongue [Re: Ssl] #199866
02-27-2020 09:08 PM
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Please go get it checked out by an ENT or oral surgeon. You will worry about it until you get an answer, waiting doesn't do you any good. I have had two biopsies on my tongue, they were not too painful, it bled some but no stitches were necessary, it will heal quickly. I don't think mine was particularly hard but was a sore that wouldn't heal and was definitely white. Good luck and hopefully it's not cancer! If it is come on back and everyone will give you support and advice.


Diagnosed 11/17 SCC right side of tongue
Surgery 2/18 Partial Glossectomy
Radiation 3/18 - 5/18
Clear PET scan 10/18
Non smoker, occasional alcohol use

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