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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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What are the symptoms of tongue cancer?

What are the symptoms of tongue cancer?

Persistent Sore: Difficulty swallowing, moving the tongue or chewing, voice changes, just to name a few. If concerned, see a dentist for for an oral cancer screening. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tongue cancer?

Tongue: Unfortunately, the cancer might be present and cause destruction silently. 60% of the lesions are painless and the rest become painful only when infected. If you smoke, you should be checked annually by an oral surgeon or ent. Any white, red, ulcer should be biopsied. ...Read more

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Does tongue cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Does tongue cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Possible: Typical symptoms can include pain, lump or mass being felt, difficulty swallowing; also bleeding, weight loss, neck lumps can be felt. ...Read more

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

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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How common is tongue cancer cigar smoking?

How common is tongue cancer cigar smoking?

Greatly increased: The chance of getting mouth cancer (including tongue cancer, but others as well) is increased as the amount of cigar smoking increases. The risk is about 15-20 times that of non-smokers. Alcohol consumption also increases the risk. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mouth or tongue cancer?

Changes: Changes in the mouth tissues--growths, changes in color, white spots or spots that bleed, areas that don't ever seem to heal completely--these are things that should be examined by your dentist. ...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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What to do if i'm convinced I have tongue cancer?

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

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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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Dr. Francis Ruggiero
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