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Developed lump on tongue, cold, gums pain and unable to swallow after quitting tobacco. Cancer ?

Hello Doctor ...This is AAAAA..My friend (male) has the habit of chewing tobacco for the past 18 years , now i asked him to quit and he s stopped using he is having cold for the past three days and he has developed a lump on his tongue ,which is causing difficulty in swallowing due to pain and he is afraid that might be a cancer tumor? also is there any chew able gums available in order to substitute the tobacco (pan parag)?
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Having the habit of chewing tobacco for past 18 years is risk factor without any doubt. but as your clinical profile suggest it may be a throat infection causing trouble. if it is so by taking bland diet, avoiding hot spicy foods , with symptomatic medication for pain his symptoms may subside . if required a course of antibiotic will help . however as u report having lump in toungue he must be screened for tumor. in addition he should be continue abstinent fron tobacco. he may take nicotine chewing gum to help him completely abstinent. so isuggest first to have a general practitioner opinion nearby and then get a help of a neraset psychiatrist.
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