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Diseases » Tongue Cancer » Summary
 

What is Tongue Cancer?

What is Tongue Cancer?

Tongue cancer is a type of malignancy that occurs when there is an uncontrolled growth of cancer cells in the ...more »

  • Tongue Cancer: The majority of tongue cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. These arise from the lining that covers the muscles of the tongue.
  • Tongue Cancer: A malignant tumor arising from the epithelium that covers the tongue. The vast majority of tongue carcinomas are moderately or poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinomas. -- 2004
    Source - Diseases Database

Tongue Cancer: Introduction

Types of Tongue Cancer:

Broader types of Tongue Cancer:

How many people get Tongue Cancer?

Incidence (annual) of Tongue Cancer: 7,320 new cases for tongue cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
Incidence Rate of Tongue Cancer: approx 1 in 37,158 or 0.00% or 7,320 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Tongue Cancer?

Prognosis of Tongue Cancer: For those patients with smaller lesions, which have not spread to the lymph nodes of the neck, the prognosis is excellent. However, as the initial lesion gets bigger or the lymph nodes in the neck become involved, then prognosis deteriorates.
Complications of Tongue Cancer: see complications of Tongue Cancer
Deaths for Tongue Cancer: 1,700 estimated deaths for tongue cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

What causes Tongue Cancer?

Causes of Tongue Cancer: see causes of Tongue Cancer

What are the symptoms of Tongue Cancer?

Symptoms of Tongue Cancer: see symptoms of Tongue Cancer

Complications of Tongue Cancer: see complications of Tongue Cancer

Can anyone else get Tongue Cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Tongue Cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tongue Cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tongue Cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tongue Cancer: Otolaryngologist, Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tongue Cancer.
Treatments for Tongue Cancer: see treatments for Tongue Cancer
Alternative treatments for Tongue Cancer: see alternative treatments for Tongue Cancer
Research for Tongue Cancer: see research for Tongue Cancer

Society issues for Tongue Cancer


Hospitalization statistics for Tongue Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Tongue Cancer:

  • 0.009% (1,120) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of base of tongue in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of base of tongue required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 71% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of base of tongue were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of base of tongue were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of base of tongue required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of base of tongue in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Tongue Cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Tongue Cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Tongue Cancer

Main name of condition: Tongue Cancer

Class of Condition for Tongue Cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Tongue Cancer:

tongue carcinoma, Oral cancer, Head and neck cancer

Tongue Cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Tongue Cancer:

 

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