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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein Dr. Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
26 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What kind of doctor sees somebody for tongue cancer?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for tongue cancer?

ENT, and others: Many types of doctors may need to be involved. An otolaryngologist, radiation therapist and a medical oncologist may all be needed depending in the stage of the tongue cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham Dr. Markham
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
16 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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What kind of doctor treats and specializes in tongue cancer?

What kind of doctor treats and specializes in tongue cancer?

Several: Several physicians are involved in the care of patients with tongue cancer. An ear, nose, and throat physician (otolaryngologist); radiation oncologist; and medical oncologist may all be involved at some point during diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted Poczatek Dr. Poczatek
Dentistry
14 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Which type of doctor treats tongue cancer?

Which type of doctor treats tongue cancer?

Oral Surgeon: This is usually treated by an oral surgeon and other doctors if any post surgical treatments are needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Christian Schultheis Dr. Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
20 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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Dr. Daniel Sampson Dr. Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
22 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Michael Thompson Dr. Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
16 years in practice
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
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Is tongue cancer a 'bad' cancer?

1-2-3: Cancer involving an important organ is always important. The tongue is important for speech and eating. How bad depends on 1) diagnosis (type of cancer), 2) stage/prognosis and location in tongue, 3) treatment -- depends on 1 & 2. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Yash Dr. Yash
Dentistry
42 years in practice
Ohio State University College of Dentistry
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How to tell if I have tongue cancer?

How to tell if I have tongue cancer?

You can't: The most common cancer in the mouth is on the lateral(side) borders of the tongue. However you cannot determine if you have cancer without a thorough exam and biopsy. There are many lesions of the tongue. Most not cancerous. See your dentist or oral surgeon for a consult about your problem and concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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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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Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What are the symptoms of tongue cancer?

What are the symptoms of tongue cancer?

Ulcer, sore throat.: Oral lesions, which include the tongue usually present as non-healing, painful ulcers. They can also show up late as sore throat, and possibly ear pain. Rarely, patients can have painless, rock hard cervical or supraclavicular lymph node enlargement. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Cohen Dr. Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
38 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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What to do if i'm convinced I have tongue cancer?

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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Dr. Steven Ginsberg Dr. Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
33 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What are the treatment for tongue cancer ?

It depends: Treatment for tongue cancer depends upon the stage, health of the person, and personal preferences. Treatment may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu Dr. Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
28 years in practice
Osmania University, Gandhi Medical College
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Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Not really: Tongue ulcers do not turn into cancers but they may be cancers to begin with. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg Dr. Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
33 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Robert Tupac Dr. Tupac
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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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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Dr. Aasim Sehbai Dr. Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
20 years in practice
University of the Punjab, Rawalpindi Medical College
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Every year, how many teenagers get oral/mouth/tongue cancer?

Oral cancer: There seems to be a trend and demographic shift in younger patients showing up with head and neck area esp oral cavity cancers partially attributed to smoking patterns and prevalence of hpv (human papilloma virus) and other reasons for this shift are not fully understood. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can tongue cancer develop from smoking if you have a tongue piercing?

Can tongue cancer develop from smoking if you have a tongue piercing?

Tongue cancer or: other oral/ ENT cancers could be associated with smoking. The piercing won't cause cancer but it can lead to many other problems. According to the British Dental Association the potential for infection is higher for the tongue than any other location on the body. Swelling of the tongue can compromise the airway. Ludwig's Syndrome (Ludwig's Angina) can cause swelling & sepsis both of which can ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Diagnosed with tongue cancer and there is no treatment..What is left for me to do?

2nd opinion: I would get a second opinion. If there is no treatment, you need to know why.. Has the lesion invaded structures that cannot be operated on? Has the cancer spread to other parts of your body? See what another specialist might say for your situation, and good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman Dr. Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Is there any medication/supplement that can help avoid recurrence of a base-of-tongue cancer?

Is there any medication/supplement that can help avoid recurrence of a base-of-tongue cancer?

No research based: Assuming you had appropriate therapy (surgery and/or radiation/chemo), close follow is the most important thing for you. There is no specific research I am aware of to recommend a specific supplement. A balanced diet, with lots of fruits and vegtables would be good, along with a multi-vitamin. Your pcp or oncologist may consider blood work to look for specific vitamin deficiencies like vit d. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Sampson Dr. Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
22 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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What causes tongue cancer?

What causes tongue cancer?

Most common cause: Is tobacco use, although alcohol and human papilloma virus can be causative agents. ...Read more

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Dr. Hassan Arshad Dr. Arshad
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
12 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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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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