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Does tongue cancer require surgery?

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Your treatment will depend on where your tumor is and how big it is.

Surgery is often the best way to remove a tumor from the part of your tongue you can see. Your doctor will probably take out some healthy tissue and nearby lymph nodes as well, to make sure all the cancer is gone.

From: Tongue Cancer Facts WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 9, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/9/2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society, “Can oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers be prevented?”

Mayo Clinic, Diseases and Conditions, “Tongue Cancer.”

Mount Sinai Hospital, “Tongue Cancer.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders, “Tongue Cancer.”

The Oral Cancer Foundation, “Facts.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 9, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society, “Can oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers be prevented?”

Mayo Clinic, Diseases and Conditions, “Tongue Cancer.”

Mount Sinai Hospital, “Tongue Cancer.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders, “Tongue Cancer.”

The Oral Cancer Foundation, “Facts.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 9, 2018

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