• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Understanding tongue cancer

January 12, 2018

a medical illustration of tongue cancerTongue cancer 
Several types of cancer can affect the tongue, but tongue cancer most often begins in the thin, flat squamous cells that line the surface of the tongue. Treatment for tongue cancer typically involves surgery to remove the cancer. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted drug therapy also may be recommended. Learn more about tongue cancer and the importance of oral cancer screening.

Pediatric brain tumors
There are many types of pediatric brain tumors. Some are noncancerous (benign), and some are cancerous (malignant). Treatment and prognosis depend on the type of tumor, its location within the brain, whether it has spread, and your child's age and general health. Because new treatments and technologies are continually being developed, several options may be available at different points in treatment. Learn more about the symptoms of brain tumors in children and when to seek medical care.

Leiomyosarcoma
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare type of cancer that affects smooth muscle tissue. These tumors are most common in the abdomen but can occur anywhere in the body, including the uterus. Other common sites include blood vessels and skin. Leiomyosarcoma can be mistaken for many other types of tumors and benign growths, including uterine fibroids. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of leiomyosarcoma.

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