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How Do You Eat If They Have To Cut Out Your Tongue For 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
wide Vertical cut like crack in middle o tongue.slight cut like pain on twisting tongue this morning.papillae loss in crack.tongue cancer?smoker:8mnth
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dad has tongue cancer. Having full glossectomy & neck dissection r/o 4 lymph nodes. Worried he wont survive :( prognosis? Only 63yrs old. Talk eat?
I have a hard, painless lump on the roof of my mouth. I noticed it yesterday because it hurt to eat. Could this be oral cancer?
Hard to say...: Diagnosis for lesions need every bit of information... how long has it been there? How big? is it getting bigger? Condition of your adjacent teeth? Location on the roof of your mouth? Social habits including drinking and/or smoking? See a local oral surgeon for an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a bump on the roof of my mouth that shoots out puss when I eat/drink something. I've had it for 4 months. I've seen an oral surgeon. Cancer?
Much Too Little Info: You've already seen an oral surgeon,so what exactly do you hope from a doctor answering your question on this website?If you have doubts or questions that surgeon couldn't/wouldn't or didn't answer, best to get a second opinion from another oral surgeon(or maybe just a dentist).It would be near impossible to answer that question here. At best, it's a chronic infection. Doubtful cancer at your age ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can't: The most common cancer in the mouth is on the lateral(side) borders of the tongue. However you cannot determine if you have cancer without a thorough exam and biopsy. There are many lesions of the tongue. Most not cancerous. See your dentist or oral surgeon for a consult about your problem and concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES..: This is likely due to tobacco use (including smokeless), and alcohol use. If use is great, cancer can come early, or present by about 50 years of age. There are all kinds of mutations that occur in cells due to this and these cause cancer cells to develop. Oral cancers like this can present as non-healing, painful ulcers. Whatever you do, don't use tobacco or smoke if you don't want this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have seen no studies: to suggest that. But they can cause other problems. According to the British Dental Association the potential for infection is higher for the tongue than any other location on the body. Swelling of the tongue can compromise the airway. Ludwig's Syndrome (Ludwig's Angina) can cause swelling & sepsis both of which can lead to death. Staphylococcus aureus / Streptococcus pyogenes can enter tissues ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcer, sore throat.: Oral lesions, which include the tongue usually present as non-healing, painful ulcers. They can also show up late as sore throat, and possibly ear pain. Rarely, patients can have painless, rock hard cervical or supraclavicular lymph node enlargement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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