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Can you get tongue cancer because of a tongue piercing

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
No: There is no data that tongue piercing can cause cancer.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: You can get oral cavity, throat, lung, bladder, kidney and other cancers if you smoke regardless of how much "hardware" you carry. Please avoid all s ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tongue ring data: Not likely widely available but it should not be a harbinger of hpv. Not all oral cancer is related to hpv, to my knowledge. Repeated trauma and rep ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
ABSOLUTELY: Smoking, excessive drinking, chewing tobacco, dipping snuff are all very high risk activities for developing cancer in the mouth and throat region - n ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
YES..: This is likely due to tobacco use (including smokeless), and alcohol use. If use is great, cancer can come early, or present by about 50 years of age ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See below: Hpv is a common cause of tongue and throat cancer in young people related to sexual contact. In older folks, it is caused by smoking and drinking.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not Known, so Stop!: Tobacco causes cancer. How much and when we don't know. Not only do different people have different body types and differing resistance, but other f ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Unlikely: There has never been any study that I am aware of that would link tea to cancer.
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Increasing cases: In the US, the number of new tongue cancer is increasing due to HPV infections mostly in men. There are more than 10,000 new cases annually in the US. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes, however...: It is possible to get tongue cancer even if you have never smoked (though smoking does increase the risk) so having smoked only a month does not mean ... Read More

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