Re: oral cancer???
I know your question has been out there for a while but here I am facing a similar situation. For over a year now, I have had this annoying sore spot along the left side of my tongue. Sometimes it would hurt/burn and sometimes it was okay. It is white (similar to what you are describing) and sometimes it appears reddish. Approx. 3 months ago, I went to my MD and he quickly looked at it and gave me some cream to use and that seemed to have relieved some of the pain but not the whitish appearance. He was not concerned at all. BUT, yesterday, I was at my dentist's office getting some work done when he looked in my mouth and was alarmed by what he saw. I never thought it looked that bad. Anyhow, he said he'd like to do a biopsy to rule out cancer. I will be getting this done soon. Now, I am frantic because I have been reading stuff on the internet about oral cancer and if it is caught on time the survival rate is high BUT if it begins spreading, the chances of survival are very LOW. I'm not trying to scare you but go to your doctor or dentist and have them do a biopsy so they can test the tissue. It could just be nothing BUT it is scary because we've both had it for a year or so. I am terrified - I'm 40 with two little kids (4 and 2) and the thought of dying and leaving them is just horribly depressing.
I hope this helps you and let me know how you're doing and what the latest is with your situation.
Good luck to you.