NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,371 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- tongue cancer
- listen (tung KAN-ser)
- Cancer that begins in the tongue. When the cancer begins in the front two-thirds of the tongue, it is considered to be a type of oral cavity cancer; when the cancer begins in the back third of the tongue, it is considered to be a type of oropharyngeal or throat cancer.