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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
Black spot on tip of tongue
Im taking chemo for colon cancer.Im in my 4 sesion of 12. Smaller than a pencil eraser size black spot is present on the tip of my tongue.not sore or anything?
Given your history of colon cancer and the numerous complications of chemotherapy, I would suggest you seek an examination by an oral and maxillofacial pathologist or surgeon. I suspect this may be a side effect of your medications, but it is important to rule out unusual or more serious possibilities. Good luck with this and your treatments!
John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Pathology
Associate Dean of Dentistry Administration
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University