Homeopathy Medicine for Tongue Cancer
In the cells of the tongue, a type of cancer called tongue cancer develops.
The type of cells involved in tongue cancer helps determine prognosis and treatment. The tongue can be affected by a number of cancer types, but tongue cancer most frequently begins in the thin, flat squamous cells that line the surface of the tongue.
In the mouth,This type of tongue cancer typically is diagnosed when the cancer is small and more amenable to removal through surgery (oral tongue cancer), where it may be more likely to be seen and felt.
In the throat,Cancer at the base of the tongue is typically discovered at an advanced stage, when the tumor is larger and the cancer has spread into the lymph nodes in the neck. This is because tongue cancer at the base of the tongue, known as hypopharyngeal tongue cancer, may develop with few signs and symptoms.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is increasingly being linked to cancers at the base of the tongue, which has a significant impact on the cancer’s prognosis and course of treatment.
Stages and grades:
Stages and grades are used to categorize tongue cancer, with each stage having three possible classifications depending on how far the cancer has spread.
- Small tumors are designated as T1, while large tumors are designated as T4.
- When referring to whether or not the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the neck, the numbers N0 and N3 indicate whether or not the cancer has done so.
- A metastasis (additional growths) in other body parts is referred to as having an M.
Tongue cancer can range in grade, which describes its aggressiveness and propensity to spread.
- (Slow-growing and Not Likely to Spread)
- high-risk of spreading and very aggressive
Symptoms of Tongue Cancer
The most typical early symptom of tongue cancer is a sore on your tongue that doesn’t heal and that bleeds easily. You might also notice mouth or tongue pain. In the early stages of tongue cancer, especially with cancer at the base of the tongue, you might not notice any symptoms.
These are some additional signs of tongue cancer:
- your tongue developing a persistent red or white patch
- a persistent tongue ulcer
- pain when swallowing
- mouth numbness
- long-lasting sore throat
- tongue bleeding without obvious cause
- a lingering lump on the tongue
Causes of Tongue Cancer
There is no known cause for tongue cancer, but certain habits and health issues can make you more susceptible, including:
- smoking or chewing tobacco
- heavy drinking
- being afflicted with the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus (HPV).
- chewing betel, a practice that is especially widespread in South and Southeast Asia
- a history of mouth cancers in the family, including tongue cancer
- a history of particular cancers in the person’s family, like additional squamous cell cancers
- a poor diet (some evidence suggests that all oral cancers are more likely in people who eat a diet low in fruits and vegetables, Trusted Source)
- The risk of tongue cancer is increased by poor oral hygiene (constant rubbing against sharp teeth or loose dentures).
Oral cancers are more prevalent in people over the age of 55, and older men are also more likely to develop tongue cancer than women or younger people.
Your doctor will perform a physical examination of your mouth to look for signs of cancer, such as unhealed ulcers, and will also check nearby lymph nodes for swelling. To diagnose tongue cancer, your doctor will first take a medical history, asking you about any family or personal history of cancer, how much you smoke or drink, and if you’ve ever tested positive for the HPV virus.
The most popular type of biopsy is an incisional biopsy, which involves your doctor removing a small piece of the suspected cancer under local anesthesia in your doctor’s office. If your doctor notices any signs of tongue cancer, they’ll perform a biopsy of the area of suspected cancer.
Your doctor may perform a brush biopsy, a more recent type of biopsy, in place of an incision biopsy. With this biopsy, your doctor will roll a tiny brush over the suspected cancerous area, causing some minor bleeding while collecting cells for testing.
Homeopathic Treatment of Tongue Cancer
Tongue cancer treatment that can be chosen on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities, and extension of the complaints is one of the most well-known holistic medical systems.
KALI CYNATUMOne of the best treatments for tongue cancer is kali cynatum, which is typically prescribed in the advanced stages of the disease when the patient experiences severe pain, a tongue ulcer with indurated edges, particularly on the right side of the tongue, difficulty speaking, loss of the ability to speak, but not of intelligence, tongue that has a strange dark ground visible through a heavy white coating, pale lips, and a slight amount of frothing at the mouth.
Aside from the unusual mental symptom of arsenic, which includes intense restlessness, anguish, and fear of death and illness, arsenic album is recommended for cancer tongue that is dry, clean, red, stitching, and painful. The edges of the tongue are red and take the imprint of the teeth.
CHROMIC ACID—Chromic acid is prescribed for cancerous tongue, bad breath, and inflammation and mucous membrane destruction.
CROTALUS HORRIDUS—Crotalus hor is a medication used to treat cancer. Symptoms include bloody, foamy saliva, fetid breath, strange moldy odor coming from the mouth, and dark, non-clotting bleeding.
GALIUM APARINE—Galium aparine favors healthy granulations on ulcerated surfaces and is indicated for cancerous ulcers and nodulated tongue tumors.
Citrus limon, which is also used as a mouthwash, has been shown to relieve the pain associated with cancer of the tongue.
SEMPERVIVUM TECTORUM—Sempervivum tectorum is regarded as a specific treatment for tongue cancer. Tongue ulcers and bleeding easily, especially at night, with indurations and sores and stabbing pain throughout the mouth.
VIBURNUM PRUNIFOLIUMTongue cancer, for example.