Is every tongue an lymphoma? How to know the difference?

Expert answer:

Do not. Not every tongue is lymphoma.

THE tongue it is a sign of inflammation in the glands. This process of enlarging the gland is a defense mechanism of our body to fight off aggressive agents and possible infections.

Lymphoma it is a cancer of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is composed of structures along the body that produce and store the defense cells, the white blood cells.

In general, the tongue is transient, related to some infection or local inflammation, and can be painful.

In lymphoma, the lymph node enlarges, swells and is usually not painful.

The difference can be identified in the clinical examination of the patient associated with the clinical history and sometimes accompanied by some additional laboratory examination.

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