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Tongue cancer

Tongue cancer is a form of cancer that starts in the cells of the tongue.

Tongue cancer is more common in men than women. Addiction can also be the reason behind it.

Different types of cancer can affect the tongue, but tongue cancer most often begins in the thin, flat squamous cells that line the surface of the tongue.

The types of cells involved in your tongue cancer help determine your prognosis and treatment.

In the mouth


Treatment for tongue cancer usually involves surgery to remove the cancer. Such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted drug therapy are also advised.

Treatment for advanced tongue cancer can affect your ability to speak and eat. Working with a skilled rehabilitation team can help you cope with the changes that come with tongue cancer treatment.

There are different signs and symptoms to diagnose the disease. Which is part of the warning.

One of the first signs of tongue cancer is a lump or sore on the side of your tongue that does not go away. It may be pinkish-red in color. Sometimes it will bleed if touched or bitten.

Pain in or near your tongue Changes in your voice, such as hoarseness Difficulty swallowing

If the problem is at the base of your tongue, you may not experience any symptoms. Your dentist may find signs of tongue cancer during a checkup