Patient Comments: Tongue Problems - Oral Cancer

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Comment from: kf, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 02

One year ago I had a white patch in the side of the tongue. It was a fungus candida but after fungus treatment, there was no result. I left it for some 4 months and it got worse. It was painful and I started to feel a sort of twinges in my ear. The oncologist suggested surgery followed by biopsy; it was diagnosed as oral cancer but apparently all removed. However after the surgery at the back of the mouth remains a lump that eventually gets swollen and irritated, especially after eating salty food. I read the immune system is vital in this type of cancer, so everything that diminished it (alcohol, too much sugar, or stress) is pro-inflammatory.

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