Hi.

I first noticed a lump in my mouth in about May last year. Was not really concerned at the time. Early October was getting very very concerned as it had got bigger and was painful. I started phoning my GP surgery but they would not give me an appointment. I finally got seen last Monday and was referred to GSTT under the 2 week wait clinic pathway. I am seeing the specialist tomorrow and am very scared. I am sure it is cancer. It feels like an alien in my mouth. I am worried about radical surgery. Can anyone tell me what to expect tomorrow?

 

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Hi, you sound pretty anxious.   That’s entirely natural.  And it’s also pretty normal to look back and think about “if only”.  However you are where you are.  

I assume from what you’ve said that you are meeting a surgeon / consultant.  

He/she will obviously undertake a more thorough visual inspection than your GP, and if she/he does need further intelligence with which to make a diagnosis then you may need CT / MRI scans and / or a biopsy (cutting a bit out and sending for specialist inspection). Obviously these additional checks won’t happen at the same time but they’ll progress you through things as speedily as possible

if can be a very anxious time.  At the moment it could be anything or nothing. 

Take care.  God speed. 

 What are the first signs of mouth cancer?

my friend who is 13 has been smoking for over 2 months (i know what your thinking, stupid right?) she then stopped and has now started again (-.-). we were in a lesson today and there my SizeGenetics Review was a poster on the wall about mouth cancer. my friend then started fussing over it and saying " what if i get mouth cancer?!!" i was trying to calm her down when we spotted a picture on the poster of loads of small lumps under someones tongue. she got out her mirror and started looking under her tongue. there were about 2 or 3 lumps but they werent close together and werent big at all. they just looked like lighter spots of skin..

What are the first signs of mouth cancer?
Is it normal to have lumps/skin like my did?
Can you tell from that info. if she has mouth cancer or not?

thanks xxxxx

Hiya.  Lets hope it’s nit a sign of cancer.  And maybe tell you friend I started smoking when I was 13 and last year they cut my tongue out.   I wish I hadn’t smoked.  

Only the doctor or dentist can diagnose so ask her to go there.  The signs are red or white patches in the tongue or gums.  Red or white uk era or spots which persist for a couple of weeks.  

Take care and good luck for asking for your friend ! 

Hi i was at the dentist a couple of days ago and she asked if I had noticed the white patch on my tongue..I didn't even know it wasbtgere as there is no pain or anything in this area and is under my tongue hence why I did not seen it...she asked another dentistbto have a look and birth agreed to refer me to the dental hospital to get it checked...should I be worried or what can cause this it her than cancer? 

Paul Roebuck - Tongue Cancer Journey posted:

Hiya.  Lets hope it’s nit a sign of cancer.  And maybe tell you friend I started smoking when I was 13 and last year they cut my tongue out.   I wish I hadn’t smoked.  

Only the doctor or dentist can diagnose so ask her to go there.  The signs are red or white patches in the tongue or gums.  Red or white uk era or spots which persist for a couple of weeks.  

Take care and good luck for asking for your friend ! 

I am 21 years old and I’m scared I have mouth cancer. I did smoke cigarettes for about a year and a half and now I vape. I have some tiny small bumps under my tongue on the floor of my mouth and they kinda look like pimples. They’ve been there for a few months now and I’m very depressed about it. I’m having no pain though or symptoms of it. I will add some pictures to see what you guys think. I am pretty healthy though I’ve just been worried about it. I had a specialist look at it and he said it wasn’t cancer but I’m not so sure about it. I’m gonna go to a dentist once I get a job with dental insurance. It’s just scary because I want to live a long life and have children. I have no family history of cancer or anything like that. Any help would be appreciated thank you in advanced. 💕

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Paul Roebuck - Tongue Cancer Journey posted:

Hiya.  Lets hope it’s nit a sign of cancer.  And maybe tell you friend I started smoking when I was 13 and last year they cut my tongue out.   I wish I hadn’t smoked.  

Only the doctor or dentist can diagnose so ask her to go there.  The signs are red or white patches in the tongue or gums.  Red or white uk era or spots which persist for a couple of weeks.  

Take care and good luck for asking for your friend ! 

I am 21 years old and I’m scared I have mouth cancer. I did smoke cigarettes for about a year and a half and now I vape. I have some tiny small bumps under my tongue on the floor of my mouth and they kinda look like pimples. They’ve been there for a few months now and I’m very depressed about it. I’m having no pain though or symptoms of it. I will add some pictures to see what you guys think. I am pretty healthy though I’ve just been worried about it. I had a specialist look at it and he said it wasn’t cancer but I’m not so sure about it. I’m gonna go to a dentist once I get a job with dental insurance. It’s just scary because I want to live a long life and have children. I have no family history of cancer or anything like that. Any help would be appreciated thank you in advanced. 💕

I just went through floor of mouth cancer, I had lumps under my tounge for heaven knows how long before it appeared by swelling the lymph nodes on my neck. If I had regular dental checks a good dentist would have most likely picked it up way before I realized I actually had problems. From what I can see in your mouth my suggestion is stick your finger in your mouth and feel the lumps. If you can only see them but not feel them you may be OK but if you can feel them quiet distinctly as harder lumps, get to the doc for official inspection and don't dilly dally about it. May the luck of the gods be with you.

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