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symptoms for tongue cancer

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes none: You may not have any outward symptoms (pain, redness, swelling), but a lesion that does not heal after two weeks should be examined and evaluated. You ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Persistent Sore: Difficulty swallowing, moving the tongue or chewing, voice changes, just to name a few. If concerned, see a dentist for for an oral cancer screening.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Ulcer, sore throat.: Oral lesions, which include the tongue usually present as non-healing, painful ulcers. They can also show up late as sore throat, and possibly ear pa ... Read More
Dr. Majid Jamali
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tongue: Unfortunately, the cancer might be present and cause destruction silently. 60% of the lesions are painless and the rest become painful only when infe ... Read More
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possible: Typical symptoms can include pain, lump or mass being felt, difficulty swallowing; also bleeding, weight loss, neck lumps can be felt.
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Signs/symptoms: See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a whit ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Oral issues: Tongue cancer symptoms depend on the location i.e. Anterior tongue (visible part) or tongue base (back of tongue). Usually, noticeable growths or ulce ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Tupac
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Changes: Changes in the mouth tissues--growths, changes in color, white spots or spots that bleed, areas that don't ever seem to heal completely--these are thi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Most common cause: Is tobacco use, although alcohol and human papilloma virus can be causative agents.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Tobacco use.: 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. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
1-2-3: Cancer involving an important organ is always important. The tongue is important for speech and eating. How bad depends on 1) diagnosis (type of cance ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Oral surgeon: if you are concerned about something on your tongue I would start by having your dentist look at it and then an oral surgeon who would do a biopsy if ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
24 years experience Radiation Oncology
Symptoms: Tongue cancer is separated anatomically anteriorly (front portion) within the oral cavity, and posteriorly base of tongue (back portion) within the or ... Read More
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