Today I’m going to share with you the most common tongue cancer symptoms and some ideas on preventing this problem. Cancer really is a scary disease because it can strike anyone without warning, even if they are really healthy. Then it can rapidly spread causing all kinds of damage.
Another danger is that it can be mistaken for a cold, an ulcer or a sore in the mouth area. One of the most typical warning signs is going to be pain in the region. This could be agony coming from the tongue directly or the jaw. This could make it difficult when it comes to swallowing, chewing and even talking.
An additional tongue cancer symptom could include a lump or thickening on the tongue as well as a white or reddish patch in the area. Also a person might experience a sore throat that doesn’t seem to go away. The million dollar question is when someone should see a physician about something that is troubling them.
I feel it’s best for someone get a checkup the moment they feel they might have something that is serious. Getting this checkup can give someone piece of mind and enable them to rest easier. If it is something serious then a person can deal with the problem right away, before it becomes more serious. Now that we know the warning signs of this problem let’s go over a few ideas on preventing this problem from ever happening.
90% of people with tongue cancer or some people call it oral cancer use 1 specific ingredient and do you have any idea what that is? I’ll give you a hint this ingredient causes many other kinds of health problems. The answer is tobacco. In fact smokeless tobacco such as “chew” increases the chance of getting any type of cancer in the mouth area by 50 times.
Another idea to prevent oral cancer is green tea. In a study done by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 41 patients with oral cancer were either given green tea extract or a placebo. After 3 months 59% of the patients that took green tea experienced a reduction in the size of the tumor.
To sum everything up the top tongue cancer symptoms include pain in the region. There might be a lump or thickening of the tongue. A white or reddish lump could be an indicator of cancer as well as difficulty when it comes to swallowing, talking or chewing. Other signs could be a persistent sore throat as well as pain with the jaw. To prevent tongue cancer a person should not use tobacco and drinking green tea can increase a person’s chance of not getting this problem.
Source by Kevin Whitsitt