Language cancer - pictures

Language cancer - pictures

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Language cancer - can develop in any part of the language. The most common type of cancer is squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cells are flat cells, skin, mucous membrane covering mouth, nose, larynx, thyroid and neck. Squamous cell carcinoma is the name given to a cancer that begins in the cells.

Language cancer - Signs, symptoms and causes

-Tongue cancer symptoms may include:

A white or red patch on the tongue, that does not go away

A sore throat that does not go away

A spot on the language disappears

Pain when swallowing

Numbness in the mouth that does not go away

Unexplained bleeding from the tongue

Pain in the ear (rare)

Language cancer - Treatment

Like many other cancers, early diagnosis of cancer mean it will be much easier to control and eventually cured. Tongue cancer treatment depends on the size of the cancer and whether to spread to lymph nodes in the neck. Treatment can be:

surgery

radiotherapy

Chemotherapy