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Do Recurring White blisters on Tongue Indicate Cancer?

01/08/2008

Question:

For the past month I have been experiencing white blisters on my tongue and pain on the piece of skin under my tongue. The blisters go away temporarily, but reappear every other week. Is this sign of oral cancer?

Answer:

It is hard to say anything about the nature (benign or malignant) of this lesion. But it needs to be evaluated by your primary care physician. If these spots persist more than a week or two in the same location, they should be evaluated and possibly biopsied by an ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT).

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Response by:

Enver  Ozer, MD Enver Ozer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University