Can you get tongue cancer because of a tongue piercing?

No. There is no data that tongue piercing can cause cancer.
What you can get? Although piercings are not associated with cancer, they can cause lots of other problems. Tongue barbells can chip or fracture front teeth & gums. An unscrewed barbell can be aspirated into lungs. Infections can be quite severe & eventually lead to disfigurement. There can be significant blood loss & permanent neuralgia (pain).
No. Piercings have not been associated with cancer development. Still, i would b sure that it done in as hygienic and sterile of a manner as possible as infections and some viruses can cause an increase risk of malignant transformation such as the ebv or hpv vital strains. Most people already have the hpv virus so not likely that piercing is a risk for its contagion beyond what your risk already is.

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

Yes. You can get oral cavity, throat, lung, bladder, kidney and other cancers if you smoke regardless of how much "hardware" you carry. Please avoid all sort of tobacco products. Is probably one of the worse things you can do to yourself. Read more...
Cancer risks. First, you can get many forms of oral cancer (as well as other forms of cancer) from smoking or using tobacco in any form. Secondly, you can get infections & break your teeth from any oral piercing, especially tongue piercing. Therefore, you should remove any oral piercings & stop smoking. Your dental health as well as your life are in your hands and you bear the responsibility of your decisions. Read more...
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...
Risk level. Greatest risks from tongue piercing are infection (which can be life threatening) and/or tissue damage (chipped teeth, gum/bone recession, torn tongue, etc. tissue irritation raises oral cancer risk. Greatest risk, however, is from tobacco use, especially if coupled with alcohol abuse. Read more...

Does tongue piercing create a risk for multiplication of oral hpv, if a person already has the virus? If so, does that create more risk for cancer?

Tongue ring data. Not likely widely available but it should not be a harbinger of hpv. Not all oral cancer is related to hpv, to my knowledge. Repeated trauma and repair may be linked, chewing the tongue, etc, but the leap from tongue ring to more hpv from that ring to increased cancer risk is probably a broad leap. Let's see if someone gives better answer, a dentist, oral surgeon, ent, cancer doc may not agree. Read more...