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When should I see a doctor if I have a sore on my tongue or mouth?

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If you have a sore on your tongue or in your mouth that doesn’t get better in a couple of weeks, see your doctor.

If the problem is at the base of your tongue, you may not notice any symptoms. Your dentist may find signs of tongue cancer during a checkup, or your doctor might notice something during a regular exam.

From: Tongue Cancer Facts WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 9, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/9/2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society, “Can oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers be prevented?”

Mayo Clinic, Diseases and Conditions, “Tongue Cancer.”

Mount Sinai Hospital, “Tongue Cancer.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders, “Tongue Cancer.”

The Oral Cancer Foundation, “Facts.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 9, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society, “Can oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers be prevented?”

Mayo Clinic, Diseases and Conditions, “Tongue Cancer.”

Mount Sinai Hospital, “Tongue Cancer.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders, “Tongue Cancer.”

The Oral Cancer Foundation, “Facts.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 9, 2018

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