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Forum Name: Head and Neck Cancer

Question: Bumps on base of tongue

 missyh12 - Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:05 pm

I am a 33 yr old female,and I recently went to the dentist to get a tooth pulled.The dentist first told me I have a major amount of bone loss,to much in fact to be caused only by periodontal disease,he then saw white lesions on the side of my tongue,and said they could be pre-cancerous.He said they could go away on their own if I cut back on smoking.After a couple of weeks they did,so I didn't have to get a biopsy done.Well recently I was checking my tongue and I noticed all the way back at the part of the tongue that I guess would be called the base there are red bumps that kind of stack on top of each other.I don't have any idea how long they have been there,I noticed them a few months back.Are these normal,and I just haven't noticed them before,or are they associated with throat cancer?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:34 pm

User avatar I am sorry, its very difficult to tell what this could be without directly examining it.


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