Tongue cancer - Definition

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Definition


Cancer of the tongue may be located on the surface of the tongue or along the base.

Causes


This cancer is common and promoted by tobacco and alcohol use or sometimes the existence of lesions may develop into cancer.

Symptoms


Symptoms are permanent lesions on the tongue, pain, discomfort when chewing and speaking, bad breath, and the presence of lymph nodes on the neck.

Diagnosis


The diagnosis is confirmed by a biopsy of the tongue. Tongue cancer can metastasize or spread in the ENT area. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or removal of all or part of the tongue are possible.