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Misdiagnosis of Tongue Cancer

Misdiagnosis of Tongue Cancer

Tongue cancer is often not diagnosed until it has developed into an advanced stage when the chances of a cure are least likely. A diagnosis of tongue cancer can be delayed or missed because in early stages there may not be any symptoms. Symptoms commonly are not severe enough to be perceptible or cause concern. In addition, some symptoms of tongue cancer can be similar to symptoms of other diseases or conditions. These include oral herpes, glossitis, noncancerous tongue tumor, ill-fitting dentures, canker sore, tongue burn, dental abscess, self-inflicted bite, and cold sore....more about Tongue Cancer »

Tongue Cancer: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Tongue Cancer may include these medical conditions:

Tongue Cancer: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Tongue Cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Tongue Cancer

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz nevi.

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung diseases with diagnostic difficulties include asthma (perhaps surprisingly), COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, mesothelioma, smoker's cough, AIDS-related respiratory conditions (see AIDS), chronic pneumonia, and other respiratory diseases. Rare possibilities include diseases like psittacosis (bird-related lung infection). See other types of chronic lung diseases.

Tongue Cancer: Rare Types

Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

When checking for a misdiagnosis of Tongue Cancer or confirming a diagnosis of Tongue Cancer, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Tongue Cancer may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Tongue Cancer. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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