The rising Incidence of Tongue Cancer in Women.

Most patients with cancer in the oral cavity are men, although the incidence of tongue cancer in women in the United States has progressively increased from 15% in the years 1927 – 1934 to 47% in the years 1988 – 1997.


Excerpt From: Jatin P. Shah, Snehal G. Patel & Bhuvanesh Singh. “Jatin Shah’s Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology.” iBooks.

In the Western world, the tongue and floor of the mouth are the most common sites of origin for primary squamous cell carcinomas in the oral cavity.

  • However, the retromolar trigone and buccal mucosa are the most frequently encountered primary sites in areas of the world where the chewing of tobacco and/or betel nuts is common.




Rodrigo Arrangoiz MS, MD, FACS, FSSO
Cirugía General y Gastrointestinal
Michigan State University
Cirugía Oncológica
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Tumores de Cabeza y Cuello / Cirugía Endocrina
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Tumores de Cabeza y Cuello / Cirugía Endocrina
IFHNOS / Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Maestría en Ciencias de Investigación
Drexel University
Certificado por el Colegio Americano de Cirugía
Fellow del Colegio Americano de Cirugía
Fellow de la Society of Surgical Oncology

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