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Oral Cancer

Lump on the Back of my Tongue that Tastes Like Metal

11/28/2007

Question:

I have a lump on the back of my tongue and it feels and tastes like metal where the lump is. Is this a sign of cancer or any other disiese?

Answer:

It is not possible from your description to determine what this might be. The best way to answer this is to have it looked at by an ear, nose, throat (ENT) physician who can better give you an idea to what this might represent, as well as whether this requires any further testing.

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Response by:

Amit  Agrawal, MD Amit Agrawal, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University