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In Shortly about Cancer of the Tongue | Abstract

➣ Review Article

➣ J Health Care and Research. 2020 Mar 07;1(1):7-11

Franjić S1*

1Faculty of Law, International University of Brcko District, Brcko, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Corresponding Author: Siniša Franjić

Address: Faculty of Law, International University of Brcko District, Brcko, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Tel: +387-49-49-04-60; E-mail: sinisa.franjic@gmail.com

Received date: 02 February 2020; Accepted date: 07 March 2020; Published date: 14 March 2020

Abstract

Cancer of the tongue is a type of oral cancer that occurs in the front two-thirds of the tongue. If cancer occurs at the back of the tongue, then it is a type of head or neck cancer. These cancers are extremely rare and occur in a small number of cases. Cancer in the front of the tongue also does not occur as often, but it is the most common type of oral cancer. Cancer of the tongue mainly occurs in squamous cells – thin, flat cells that are found on the surface of all soft tissues, and therefore the tongue. Cancer of the tongue is a disease that affects the front of the tongue, while cancer in the back of the tongue is called oropharyngeal cancer. Symptoms that indicate tongue cancer are pain in the jaw or throat, pain during swallowing, feeling that there is something in the throat, stiff tongue or jaw, problem with chewing and swallowing food, white or red stamps in the mouth or tongue, ulcer on non-healing tongue, pimples in the mouth, bleeding tongue and growths on the tongue.

Citation: Franjić S. In Shortly about Cancer of the Tongue. J Health Care and Research. 2020 Mar 07;1(1):7-11.

Copyright © 2020 Franjić S. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Keywords: Tongue; Cancer; Diagnosis; Health

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