2. Changes in Taste Sensation
A repetitive and lingering bad taste in the mouth isn’t the only sign one should look for as a potential sign or symptom of tongue cancer. Any changes in the way you taste can also be indicative of a larger and more serious problem with your health: Sometimes it’s a normal consequence of getting older, while other times you might just have burned your tongue and not noticed – but if changes in the way you taste stick around for too long, see your doctor even if you aren’t experiencing other symptoms.
The possible definition of “changes” is huge and can include a lack of being able to taste, tasting certain things differently than you’re used to or any other changes. Any derivation from your own definition of normal can be called a change for your health.
Tongue cancer can potentially affect the tongue’s taste receptors, and it can be one of the first things people notice as a symptom.