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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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How long tongue cancer does take to develop fully?

How long tongue cancer does take to develop fully?

Years, but variable: Most cancers are thought to have long "hidden" development periods in which they are not clinically detectable. Many, but not all, go through "pre-cancerous" stages; most tongue cancers are in this category. I'm not clear if you are asking about time to develop after a particular toxic/carcinogenic exposure, or from some other time point. A new diagnosis today likely means it took years to grow. ...Read more

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My brother in law was just informed hee has tongue cancer and neck cancer can't do surgery to big he is only 45 and they gave him 40/60 how long is th?

My brother in law was just informed hee has tongue cancer and neck cancer can't do surgery to big he is only 45 and they gave him 40/60  how long is th?

2nd opinion: Quickly get a second opinion, best from University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery in Tampa. Good luck. ...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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How to tell if I have tongue cancer?

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 more

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Is it possible to get tongue cancer?

Is it possible to get tongue cancer?

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 more

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Is there such thing as tongue cancer?

Is there such thing as tongue cancer?

Yes: Tongue cancer is part of a spectrum of oral cancers. It is likely the most dangerous form of oral squamous cancers. The primary cause is tobacco use, although alcohol, genetics and human papilloma virus can play a role. ...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