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What is some information about tongue cancer?

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Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 48 years experience
Sore thtroat: Tongue cancer is usually associated with smoking. Pain of the tongue or an ulcer or growth that persists may be presenting symptoms. Ent evaluation is advised.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Information: emedicine.medscape.com/article/847428-overview. 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 white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.

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