Tongue cancer is treated as per severity of cancer. The early detection of cancer of tongue cancer helps in treating it effectively.
The treatment options
- Chemotherapy and
- Radiation therapy.
Surgery is done for very small tongue cancer.
If whole tongue has got cancer, removal of tongue by surgery is the option.
When the cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the neck, the part of tongue affected and the lymph nodes are removed. Radiation is used as a combination with surgery.
Radiation therapy is used along with surgeries in some cases of tongue cancer.
Problems occur with eating, speaking and drinking with tongue cancer surgeries and treatment.