Tongue Cancer -- The Basics

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Rare in the United States, tongue cancer is the most common cancer in India due to the social custom of eating gutka (mixture containing tobacco). Lifestyle choices are the main cause of tongue cancer. There are usually little or no symptoms. Ann Gillenwater, M.D., Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center, talks the talk about tongue cancer's diagnosis, treatment and side effects.