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What are the most common symptoms of tongue cancer?
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Oral issues
Tongue cancer symptoms depend on the location i.
e. Anterior tongue (visible part) or tongue base (back of tongue). Usually, noticeable growths or ulcers in the tongue can be seen and which can be painful or bleed. Larger cancers can cause difficulty with chewing or swallowing and neck nodes can be enlarged if the cancer has spread.

In brief: Oral issues
Tongue cancer symptoms depend on the location i.
e. Anterior tongue (visible part) or tongue base (back of tongue). Usually, noticeable growths or ulcers in the tongue can be seen and which can be painful or bleed. Larger cancers can cause difficulty with chewing or swallowing and neck nodes can be enlarged if the cancer has spread.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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