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How Long To Live With Stage 4 Tongue Cancer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Asking Impossible: I am very sorry to hear of the trauma in your family. But, none of us here have access to this patients health records and physical exam. Please ask this question of the team caring for him. ...Read more
Depends: Cancer it a tricky deal, and i would never say never. It will probably require aggressive chemotherapy, radiation, and possible surgical intervention, but it would be best to consult with your oncologist and the oral/maxillofacial surgeon who will be taking care of you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From my profile pic, that was my tongue feature that i capture recently. Can dr tell me, does it show that my tongue cancer has reach advance stage?
Tongue cancer: I am unable to open the picture to see it larger and from what i can tell it looks advanced but only a dentist in person with a close up view under good lighting and other tests can give you the correct stage. Please see your treating physician asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4mo post chemo/RT 4 tongue cancer. Ortho static hypotension shaking, fall upon standing at times. Side effect of treatment? Will this resolve
Dad has tongue cancer. Having full glossectomy & neck dissection r/o 4 lymph nodes. Worried he wont survive :( prognosis? Only 63yrs old. Talk eat?
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
Examination: If you feel there is something abnormal with your tongue you need to be examined by an oral &maxillofacial surgeon or a dentist that feels comfortable doing a thorough head and neck examination. ...Read more
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
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