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Can A Tongue Ulcer Cause Tongue Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Dad recently gt diag tongue cancer after a non healing ulcer, submucous fibrosis & oral carcinoma started 2 months ago. Will he die soon? Prognosis?
Sorry to hear that!: The prognosis depends on the type of cancer and the state of the cancer when diagnosed. If your dad allows it, go with him to his doctors' appointments as this is discussed. Any patient with a complicated illness should take someone close to them to appointments, because another pair of ears can help understanding & recall. Take notes. Have questions prepared beforehand. It's good of you to care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: The link of marijuana to tongue cancer is not conclusive. Marijuana contains chemicals which are carcinogens and some data suggest increased risk of oral cancer. However, a definitive link has not been proven and most organizations have no conclusive position on this issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had on and off ulcers on my tongue the last year they always go after a week or so , was just wondering should I be worried about cancer .
Small ulcer on tongue. Been hurting for some time now. rubbing on molar. prescribed steroid paste. Im worried its cancer. Its smaller than a bb.
Feel something stuck in tongue, found out there was an ulcer ( yellow liquid, no pain, bleeding) on my tonsil. Must be tonsil cancer? Other things?
R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have exam, throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy if symptoms persist or do not respond to Antibiotic. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. Tonsil cancer is seen with prolonged alcohol and tobacco use, very unlikely in your situation . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have the common cold, 3 tongue ulcers and my tonsils are swollen. Could it be colon cancer or something else?
Infection: Most likely infection bu tif persists seek a medicalopinion. ...Read more
My tongue ulcer is getting larger, but my ENT says i'm at a low risk of cancer (no smoking or drinking), and that it doesn't need to be biopsied. I worry anyway when it grows. Should i?
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