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Is there such thing as tongue cancer?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Tongue cancer is part of a spectrum of oral cancers.
It is likely the most dangerous form of oral squamous cancers. The primary cause is tobacco use, although alcohol, genetics and human papilloma virus can play a role.

In brief: Yes

Tongue cancer is part of a spectrum of oral cancers.
It is likely the most dangerous form of oral squamous cancers. The primary cause is tobacco use, although alcohol, genetics and human papilloma virus can play a role.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, tomgue cancer does exist.
It is a part of oral cancer. Risk factors include- tobacco chewing, smoking, alcohol, hpv infection. It is estimated that 12, 770 men and women (9, 040 men and 3, 730 women) will be diagnosed with and 2, 050 men and women will die of cancer of the tongue in 2012. 1 in 313 men and women will be diagnosed with cancer of the tongue during their lifetime.

In brief: Yes

Yes, tomgue cancer does exist.
It is a part of oral cancer. Risk factors include- tobacco chewing, smoking, alcohol, hpv infection. It is estimated that 12, 770 men and women (9, 040 men and 3, 730 women) will be diagnosed with and 2, 050 men and women will die of cancer of the tongue in 2012. 1 in 313 men and women will be diagnosed with cancer of the tongue during their lifetime.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.

In brief: Yes

Yes. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.
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