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