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white spot tongue cancer

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 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
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Unlikely: 1 month of smoking probably will not cause tongue cancer. Usually you will have to smoke many years. However, have the white spot looked at by you ... Read More

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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
Dr. Scotty Bolding
28 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not sure: We do not know how tongue cancer occurs for sure, however we do know that there are causative factors such as smokeless tobacco, smoking, and alcohol. ... Read More
Dr. Hassan Arshad
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tobacco, alcohol: The majority of people who get tongue cancer have a strong history of tobacco use (either smoking or chewing) and/or alcohol use. The combination of ... Read More
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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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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Tongue cancer: Please see a head and neck surgeon. I don't understand what the question is or how we are being asked to help you.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Biopsy: In most instances, cancer is confirmed with a biopsy. If you have a lesion that has not healed, see an oral surgeon.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
19 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Malignancy of tongue: A malignancy of the tongue is know as tongue cancer. There are several possible types of tongue cnacer based on the cells that they are derived from.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
58 years experience Dentistry
Oral Surgeon: Get an appointment with an oral surgeon. Some generakl dentists can do this also. You'll egt an examination and maybe a biopsy.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ulcer: Unfortunately there aren't gray early signs. We look for white patches on the tongue, but there are many white areas, so this isn't helpful for the l ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It depends: Survival of tongue cancer, as in all cancers, depends upon the stage and the treatment administered, as well as the underlying health of the person wi ... Read More
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