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How do you eat if they have to cut out your tongue for cancer?

How do you eat if they have to cut out your tongue for cancer?

You adapt: As long as you have the back of your tongue and some of the front you can do pretty well with eating. The tongue helps to move the food around and back and the back of the tongue stimulates the swallowing reflex. ...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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There is something white on my tongue, i met a doctor and he said it may be a skin/tongue tag! i may cut it off or not, is it harmful? Is it cancer?

There is something white on my tongue, i met a doctor and he said it may be a skin/tongue tag! i may cut it off or not, is it harmful? Is it cancer?

White: Anything white should be examined, and possibly biopsied, immediately. Cannot tell over the computer what type of lesion you have. At 25 chances are it's benign, but don't take that as an excuse to avoid treatment. Most qualified "doctor" to evaluate the white lesion and to treat it is an oral surgeon. Please call one now. ...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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Can chewing on your tongue cause cancer?

Can chewing on your tongue cause cancer?

Generally no: It is more likely to cause a fibroma which is benign. It can also cause white plaques, or keratinized areas that usually require other etiologic factors, like tobacco or alcohol, to contribute to cancerous lesions. That being said, see your dentist to get info on stopping this bad habit! ...Read more

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What does cancer on the tongue look like?

What does cancer on the tongue look like?

Ulcer: Mostly an ulcer, shallow or deep. Can also be a lump, a red or white area. May not be painful. ...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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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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Find out if I have tongue cancer?

Oral surgeon: if you are concerned about something on your tongue I would start by having your dentist look at it and then an oral surgeon who would do a biopsy if needed. ...Read more

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