30 year old American expat living in the UK. I joined this forum because I just today had a biopsy done on my tongue. Naturally I am quite scarred about what the results will be given that smokers and drinkers are more likely to develop oral cancer. After I received the request to come in for a biopsy, I pretty much quit smoking after that. My symptoms are white patches on my tongue. I am hoping they are just benign dead cells and not cancer. Though I knew my lifestyle wasn't exactly healthy and that I would have problems in the future, I did not expect anything to come up quite this soon. To be quite honest I don't even really know why I am posting here other than to get things off my chest. I've read forum posts on this topic and they all generally say the same thing and it is true that I just simply don't know anything yet and worrying about it will not change anything. Yet I simply can't help but dwell on it.
Many Thanks for reading.