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Do we have lymph nodes in our tongues?

Do we have lymph nodes in our tongues?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Moderately diff. sq. cell tongue carcinoma surgically removed + Left level I-IV Lymph nodes also(tumor free in path. report)Radiotherapy Needed stil?

Moderately diff. sq. cell tongue carcinoma surgically removed + Left level I-IV Lymph nodes also(tumor free in path. report)Radiotherapy Needed stil?

Multidisciplinary : Make sure tour case is being discussed at a multidisciplinary meeting that includes the surgeon, along with medical and radiation oncologists, and radiologists. This is something usually referred to as a tumor board, and is present at many hospitals. Also look on the American Cancer Society website for more information about stage related treatment options. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what it means if my husband was diagnosed with hpv16 tongue cancer and his pet scan also showed lymph nodes?

Could you tell me what it means if my husband was diagnosed with hpv16 tongue cancer and his pet scan also showed lymph nodes?

Consult: It would seem to me the logical thing would be for you and your husband to have a sit down, one on one consult with the physician treating you in order to answer all your questions (rather that posting this question on the internet with doctors who you don't know and who are not actually treating your husband. I know if i were the patient or spouse, that is what i would do. ...Read more

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Survival? IVb R base of tongue, 2-3 lymph nodes, tonsil, against epiglottis, around carotid. Male, 51, non hp Tobacco chew prior. 33rad/6-7 chemo

Survival? IVb R base of tongue, 2-3 lymph nodes, tonsil, against epiglottis, around carotid. Male, 51, non hp Tobacco chew prior. 33rad/6-7 chemo

Guarded: Stage IV Ca of base of tongue difficult to manage. These lesions are unresectable and require RT immunochemotherapy for management. RT when completed usually followed by Taxol (paclitaxel) Platinum. When completed, Erbitux- EGF-1 may help. Ive used 1500-2000 mg IV methotrexate over 12 hrs with citrovorum factor rescue , frequently with good responses. If residual lesion in tongue`isotope implant used. ...Read more

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Dad has tongue cancer. Having full glossectomy & neck dissection r/o 4 lymph nodes. Worried he wont survive :( prognosis? Only 63yrs old. Talk eat?

Dad has tongue cancer. Having full glossectomy & neck dissection r/o 4 lymph nodes. Worried he wont survive :( prognosis? Only 63yrs old. Talk eat?

Consult Oncologist: We can not answer your question about prognosis of your father 's condition. I suggest you ask this question to the oncologist who is treating him. ...Read more

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Persistant sore throat, tender lymph nodes, red spots on tongue. What is all that?

Persistant sore throat, tender lymph nodes, red spots on tongue. What is all that?

That's a need for MD: This may be streptococcal, but best solution would be to have this examined by a professional (family doctor), and throat cultured and assessed. ...Read more