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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Could a Small Hole on the Tongue Indicate Cancer?
Hello, I have a small hole in my tongue and it is kinda of swollen. Well a couple of days ago I took a bite of fish out of the deep fryer and it burned my tongue. Is this what this hole is or is it cancer? I have also been using smokless tobacco for 2 years.
If this problem persists more than a week, and if it gets worse instead of getting better, you should be seen by a specialist.
Enver Ozer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University