Tongue cancer

What is Tongue cancer?

Oral cancer or mouth cancer, a type of head and neck cancer, is any cancerous tissue growth located in the oral cavity.

It may arise as a primary lesion originating in any of the tissues in the mouth, by metastasis from a distant site of origin, or by extension from a neighboring anatomic structure, such as the nasal cavity. Alternatively, the oral cancers may originate in any of the tissues of the mouth, and may be of varied histologic types: teratoma, adenocarcinoma derived from a major or minor salivary gland, lymphoma from tonsillar or other lymphoid tissue, or melanoma from the pigment-producing cells of the oral mucosa. There are several types of oral cancers, but around 90% are squamous cell carcinomas, originating in the tissues that line the mouth and lips. Oral or mouth cancer most commonly involves the tongue. It may also occur on the floor of the mouth, cheek lining, gingiva (gums), lips, or palate (roof of the mouth). Most oral cancers look very similar under the microscope and are called squamous cell carcinoma, but less commonly other types of oral cancer occur, such as Kaposi's sarcoma.

In 2013 oral cancer resulted in 135,000 deaths up from 84,000 deaths in 1990. Five-year survival rates in the United States are 63%.

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sir, i am 37 yrs old house wife base in delhi.i have been suffering from tongue ulcer for a quite few months and i am using an oral paste...

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Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain if you have a persisting...

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i have to bumps on the back of tongue perfectly adjacent to each other , i've had them for a while now and they sometimes become irritated..i've...

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Hello thanx fr consulting at hcm.it is papillitis,most probably.. U need complete blood test. Multivitamin therapg may be needed.so consult a oral...

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Are these sores geographical tongue :

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About 2 weeks ago my husband noticed some spots on the side and top of his...

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Thanks for the query and a good quality picture.

This is not geographic tongue. I am pretty sure on that. It looks like either Lichen planus...

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sir, i am 37 yrs old house wife base in delhi.i have been suffering from tongue ulcer for a quite few months and i am using an oral paste...

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My mother is suffering from tongue cancer (lower part). We had done 4 cycle chemo and one round of Radiotherapy. she is much more better...

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