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Does tongue cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Does tongue cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Possible: Typical symptoms can include pain, lump or mass being felt, difficulty swallowing; also bleeding, weight loss, neck lumps can be felt. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What causes tongue cancer?

What causes tongue cancer?

Most common cause: Is tobacco use, although alcohol and human papilloma virus can be causative agents. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tongue cancer?

What are the symptoms of tongue cancer?

Persistent Sore: Difficulty swallowing, moving the tongue or chewing, voice changes, just to name a few. If concerned, see a dentist for for an oral cancer screening. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tongue cancer?

What are the symptoms of tongue cancer?

Tongue: Unfortunately, the cancer might be present and cause destruction silently. 60% of the lesions are painless and the rest become painful only when infected. If you smoke, you should be checked annually by an oral surgeon or ent. Any white, red, ulcer should be biopsied. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of tongue cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of tongue cancer?

Pain: Most common is pain. Specially when chewing and using the tongue. When pressing on it it's also painful. There can be bleeding, cracks or ulcers, even a bad odor. Sometimes there is just a thin white or red plaque that doesn't hurt or cause symptoms buy can't be scraped off or removed. It the cancer spreads to lymph nodes there may be lumps in the neck. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana cause tongue cancer?

Can smoking marijuana cause tongue cancer?

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 more

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Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Not really: Tongue ulcers do not turn into cancers but they may be cancers to begin with. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mouth or tongue cancer?

What are the symptoms of mouth or tongue cancer?

Changes: Changes in the mouth tissues--growths, changes in color, white spots or spots that bleed, areas that don't ever seem to heal completely--these are things that should be examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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How does tongue cancer develop?

How does tongue cancer develop?

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 the two increases the risk even more. The best thing you can do to reduce your risk is to eliminate tobacco use and moderate your alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Tongue Cancer (Definition)

A malignancy of the tongue is know as tongue cancer. There are several possible types of tongue cnacer based on the cells that ...Read more