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What are the symptoms and treatment for tongue cancer?

i am 12 years old and i was freaking o8ut about the circumvallate papilliae!i can stick my finger in the back of my throught, and i can fell them! please help me understand this..........i thought i had toungue cancer at first,but i am a hiporconriact!!!
Mon, 18 Aug 2014
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Circumvallate papillae are normally enlarged and can be felt if you put your finger quite towards the back of tongue. Tongue cancer causes an ulcer or swelling/ growth on tongue which may or may not be painful. It can be felt as an ulcer, usually with a hard base and is not symmetric in shape or soft like a papilla.
The treatment depends on the site and includes Surgery/ Radiation or both.
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What are the symptoms and treatment for tongue cancer?

Circumvallate papillae are normally enlarged and can be felt if you put your finger quite towards the back of tongue. Tongue cancer causes an ulcer or swelling/ growth on tongue which may or may not be painful. It can be felt as an ulcer, usually with a hard base and is not symmetric in shape or soft like a papilla. The treatment depends on the site and includes Surgery/ Radiation or both.