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Do lots of people get tongue cancer, or is it unusual?
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Increasing cases
In the US, the number of new tongue cancer is increasing due to HPV infections mostly in men.
There are more than 10,000 new cases annually in the US. Other risk factors include tobacco smoking or chewing and alcohol use.

In brief: Increasing cases
In the US, the number of new tongue cancer is increasing due to HPV infections mostly in men.
There are more than 10,000 new cases annually in the US. Other risk factors include tobacco smoking or chewing and alcohol use.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Depends
Depends on patient population.
Much higher in those who smoke or drink heavily. Much less common otherwise.

In brief: Depends
Depends on patient population.
Much higher in those who smoke or drink heavily. Much less common otherwise.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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