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Old 05-08-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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Arrow tongue cancer?

one of my best friends has had a sore for quite a while. She is a smoker and has been for about 4 years. she also drinks (which seems irrelivant but I read that that can be a contributer of this type of cancer) anyways it started out small like a canker sore type thing and was sore. This was like 15 days ago when it started. I talked to her today and its doubled at least so shes like well I called my mom and she said maybe because I smoke I have an infection or air bubble and it clicked that it could be cancer of the tongue!! It is sore alot to her, and it bleeds if irritated, and is growing.

Any suggestions on what I should tell her to do? I said go to the doctors and of course you know what she said "but what if it is cancer?" lol don't you hate that, but she said she will go if I can convince her it may be cancer... so help me out, kinda scary!

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Old 05-09-2006, 02:37 PM   #2
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Re: tongue cancer?

Tell your friend to go see an oral surgeon. They will do a biopsy if they think it is suspicious for cancer. I just went today because I have a pimple on the side of my tongue and it took a long time to heal. It was nothing. Chances are it is just a viral infection so tell her to go. Oral cancer is deadly if not caught early.
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