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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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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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Find out if I have tongue cancer?

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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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 a way i can get tongue cancer?

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 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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What could I do to determine if I have tongue cancer?

What could I do to determine if I have tongue cancer?

By a biopsy: The actual final diagnosis of oral cancer can only be made by a biopsy. If concerned, see your dentist for medical history and physical and oral exam. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tongue cancer?

What is the definition or description of: tongue cancer?

Malignancy of tongue: A malignancy of the tongue is know as tongue cancer. There are several possible types of tongue cnacer based on the cells that they are derived from. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm convinced I have tongue cancer?

What do you suggest if i'm convinced I have tongue cancer?

Several opinions: First to see would be an oral surgeon whom will evaluate and decide whether to biopsy or not. Depending upon the results, you may be referred to an oncologist. Hopefully you do not have any cancer! ...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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What is the survival rate for tongue cancer ?

It depends: On the staging or how advanced the cancer is at the time of treatment. Involvement of lymph nodes is always more ominous. If you look at all people diagnosed with tongue cancer, the 5 year survival rate is around 50%. ...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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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


Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more