Tongue Cancer

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Tongue Cancer Care at UVA Health

Being diagnosed with tongue cancer can be overwhelming. But rest assured that UVA Health is here for you in this moment. As a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, we're a leader in cancer research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. We're the only such center in Virginia — and one of just 52 in the country.

Our doctors and scientists are innovators in cancer care who define new treatments and push the boundaries of research. They'll work hand in hand to develop a personalized treatment plan that gives you the best possible outcome.

Here, you'll find the full range of treatments for tongue cancer. Our team is skilled in robotic surgery, which helps us remove tumors from difficult-to-reach places. Avoiding major surgery generally means less pain, a faster recovery, and a better outcome. We're also highly experienced in complex head and neck reconstruction. This may come into play if cancer treatment has damaged your skin, bones, or other parts of your face.

Following surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, you may require rehabilitation. We offer therapy to improve tongue movement, chewing, and swallowing. If the use of your tongue has been impaired, you may also benefit from speech therapy.

For expert, compassionate tongue cancer care, you can count on UVA Health. Our team is prepared for the moment you need us most.

Head and Neck Cancer Treatment at UVA Health

  • We have everything we need at our fingertips to diagnose and treat head and neck cancers.
  • Our staff includes specialists in every major form of head and neck cancer.
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