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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is tongue cancer a 'bad' cancer?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
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 cancer), 2) stage/prognosis and location in tongue, 3) treatment -- depends on 1 & 2.
Dr. Scotty Bolding
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: If caught early, it can be curable, but tongue cancer is generally squamous cell carcinoma and can be very aggressive.

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