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Bump on Tongue #199719
01-27-2020 05:34 AM
01-27-2020 05:34 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 04:11 AM
01-29-2020 04:11 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

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