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It is possible that the main title of the report Tongue Cancer is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Tongue cancers are oral cancers that are differentiated by their location in the mouth and on the tongue. If the cancer is on the forward portion of the tongue, it is known as a squamous cell cancer of the oral tongue. If the cancer is located towards the rear third of the tongue, it is known as a squamous cell cancer at the base of the tongue.
The characteristics of these two cancers are quite distinct, and reflect the differences in their origins. The difference in origins is also the reason that the treatment of these two forms of tongue cancer is quite different. Oral cancers are relatively rare, representing only about three percent of all cancers.
American Cancer Society, Inc.
- 250 Williams NW St
- Ste 6000
- Atlanta, GA 30303
- Tel: (404)320-3333
- Tel: (800)227-2345
- Website: http://www.cancer.org
Cancer Support Community
- 1050 17th St NW Suite 500
- Washington, DC 20036
- Tel: (202)659-9709
- Fax: (202)974-7999
- Tel: (888)793-9355
- Website: http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/
Friends of Cancer Research
- 1800 M Street NW
- Suite 1050 South
- Washington, DC 22202
- Tel: (202)944-6700
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.focr.org
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
- PO Box 8126
- Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
- Tel: (301)251-4925
- Fax: (301)251-4911
- Tel: (888)205-2311
- Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
- 2201 E. Sixth Street
- Austin, TX 78702
- Tel: (512)236-8820
- Fax: (512)236-8482
- Tel: (877)236-8820
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.livestrong.org
National Cancer Institute
- 6116 Executive Blvd Suite 300
- Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
- Tel: (301)435-3848
- Tel: (800)422-6237
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.cancer.gov
OncoLink: The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource
- 3400 Spruce Street
- 2 Donner
- Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
- Tel: (215)349-8895
- Fax: (215)349-5445
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu
Oral Cancer Foundation
- 3419 Via Lido #205
- Newport Beach, CA 92663
- Tel: (949)723-4400
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.oralcancer.org
Rare Cancer Alliance
- 1649 North Pacana Way
- Green Valley, AZ 85614
- Website: http://www.rare-cancer.org
Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, Inc.
- P.O. Box 53
- Locust Valley, NY 11560-0053
- Tel: (516)759-5333
- Fax: (516)671-8794
- Tel: (800)377-0928
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.spohnc.org
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