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Is Red Spot On Tongue Cancer?



I noticed a little red spot this morning on the surface of my tongue. I can feel a mild irritation there as well. Does this indiacte tongue cancer? I am a 25 year old female. I`m an occassional smoker.

Please advise. Thanks.


We usually suspect cancer if a lesion persists more than several weeks. I recommend watchful observation; if it persists more than 1-2 weeks, then you should see an ENT surgeon.

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