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What kind of doctor treats tongue cancer

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markhamanswered
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Several: Several physicians are involved in the care of patients with tongue cancer. An ear, nose, and throat physician (otolaryngologist); radiation oncologis... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Oral Surgeon, ENT: The first contacts should be with either an oral surgeon or ENT md. You might also have a need for an oncologist, as part of the treatment team. I wou... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Depends: Exact location of cancer oral vs. Base of tongue matters. Ent, sometimes oral surgeon, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, speech therapist, etc... Read More
Dr. Ted Poczatek
Dentistry 18 years experience
Oral Surgeon: This is usually treated by an oral surgeon and other doctors if any post surgical treatments are needed.
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
ENT, and others: Many types of doctors may need to be involved. An otolaryngologist, radiation therapist and a medical oncologist may all be needed depending in the s... Read More
Dr. Robert Green
Medical Oncology 28 years experience
Ent: An ear nose and throat surgeon with interest and expertise in cancer.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eyas Othman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
ENT: Otolaryngologist, haed&neck surgeon or an oral surgeon.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes : A person certainly can have tongue cancer. The type of cancer it is and the extent of the cancer will determine the extent of the surgery required.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
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 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Biopsy: In most instances, cancer is confirmed with a biopsy. If you have a lesion that has not healed, see an oral surgeon.

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