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.
where it is more likely to be seen and felt (cancer of the tongue in the mouth). This type of tongue cancer is diagnosed when the cancer is small and more easily removed by surgery.
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.