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Glossary: tongue cancer, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

tongue cancer

(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.

2004-10-25