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Doctor insights on: How Long To Live With Stage 4 Tongue Cancer

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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?

Depends: Depends what you mean by fully developed. A cancer can occur and grow within weeks to months and can spread equally as quickly or some can develop over short period of time. Each cancer is different. ...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 are the most common symptoms of tongue cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of tongue cancer?

Pain: Most common is pain. Specially when chewing and using the tongue. When pressing on it it's also painful. There can be bleeding, cracks or ulcers, even a bad odor. Sometimes there is just a thin white or red plaque that doesn't hurt or cause symptoms buy can't be scraped off or removed. It the cancer spreads to lymph nodes there may be lumps in the neck. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get tongue cancer, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get tongue cancer, or is it unusual?

Increasing cases: In the US, the number of new tongue cancer is increasing due to HPV infections mostly in men. There are more than 10,000 new cases annually in the US. Other risk factors include tobacco smoking or chewing and alcohol use. ...Read more

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What are early signs of tongue cancer?

What are early signs of tongue cancer?

Ulcer: Unfortunately there aren't gray early signs. We look for white patches on the tongue, but there are many white areas, so this isn't helpful for the layperson. Ulcers, pain and/or bleeding may be signs. ...Read more

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Can biting your tongue lead to tongue cancer?

Can biting your tongue lead to tongue cancer?

Highly unlikely: Chronic irritation can lead to cancerous transformation in the oral cavity - it is very unlikely. But biting your tongue should not lead to cancer. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for tongue cancer ?

It depends: Survival of tongue cancer, as in all cancers, depends upon the stage and the treatment administered, as well as the underlying health of the person with the cancer. ...Read more

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Do people with tongue cancer have a lot of pain?

Do people with tongue cancer have a lot of pain?

Early cancer no pain: There is typically no pain with an early cancer and many cancers can go undetected until there are more advanced. If you have any concerns about a tongue lesion itis best to see an oral surgeon, or have your general dentist give you a referral for an examination. ...Read more

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How much tobacco must you smoke to get tongue cancer?

How much tobacco must you smoke to get tongue cancer?

Not Known, so Stop!: Tobacco causes cancer. How much and when we don't know. Not only do different people have different body types and differing resistance, but other factors also are important. For example, alcohol consumption also adds to the risk of oral cancer. Don't take a chance, don't use tobacco! ...Read more

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Is alcohol considered appropriate after tongue cancer?

Is alcohol considered appropriate after tongue cancer?

No: I would tell you to avoid it completely. Tongue cancers are associated with papilloma virus, tobacco use (smoking, chewing), poor dental hygiene, poor nutrition, some vitamin deficiencies, other topical irritants and alcohol! ...Read more

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If i only was smoking for 3 years what are the chances of tongue cancer?

If i only was smoking for 3 years what are the chances of tongue cancer?

Small: The canhces are greater than someone who did not smoke but by itself are relatively small. If however you also chewed tobacco and have a habit of drinking alcohol more than one -two servings per day, then your risk will go up. ...Read more

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Can you have tongue cancer, and if so, is it common for doctors to remove the tongue?

Yes and no: Yes you can have tongue cancer. In fact it is one of the more common oral cancers. It is rare to have remove the whole tongue, but sometimes it is necessary. ...Read more

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The word displacha was used at my last cancer visit. How does it relate to my tongue cancer.

The word displacha was used at my last cancer visit. How does it relate to my tongue cancer.

Displasia: Dysphasia means abnormal cells. Usually these cells will be monitored or the lesion/mass may be removed depending in the case. However this is not cancer. Discuss the results with your md. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What tongue cancer treatments can I do at home?

Tongue: None. This is a deadly disease. It should be dealt with surgery, possible radiation/chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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