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Oral Cancer

Could White bumps Under the Tongue be a Sign of Cancer?

02/08/2008

Question:

I have white bumps under and along the side of my tongue. They dont hurt, I bit my tongue and looked to see how bad it was when I noticed the bumps. Could it be cancer, herpes, or a reaction to medicines I have been taking for a cold?

Answer:

It is really not possible to make a diagnosis with your description. If the areas are still persistent, then you should have it examined by an ENT (ear, nose, throat) professional who can make recommendations.

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Response by:

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