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Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer of the tongue.
A squamous cell carcinoma tumor is usually located on the side, or lateral
border, of the tongue.
A Squamous Cell Carcinoma tumor is usually somewhat ulcerated and often
grayish-pink or red in color. These tumors will often bleed easily if
bitten or touched.
Who is at Risk?
While smoking and drinking are known to contribute to the formation of
squamous cell carcinoma, some people will develop this form of cancer
without any known additional risk factors.
What are the Treatment Options?
Most very small cancers of the tongue can be quickly and successfully treated
through surgical removal, leaving little to no cosmetic or functional
changes. With this in mind, early detection and diagnosis is very important.
What are the Reasons for Misdiagnosis?
Mistakes in diagnosing oral cancers can be made by doctors, dentists, and
Some reasons for delayed diagnosis can include:
- Misdiagnosis of tumors as ulcers or sores
- Failure to follow-up on unhealed lesions
- Failing to refer patients to a surgeon
- Failure to biopsy a suspicious lesion
- Mistakes identifying cancerous tissue
As with all forms of cancer, early detection and an appropriate treatment
regimen are vital to a patient’s long-term prognosis and their ultimate
If you have suffered serious harm caused by a delayed cancer diagnosis,
trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help.
Contact our team today at
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