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How Long To Live With Stage 4 Tongue 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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