Outstanding cancer care requires an unparalleled team. Our tongue cancer experts and our specialists in medical oncology, chemotherapy, radiation medicine and pathology all work and consult together to deliver you the most effective treatments.

This common cancer treatment uses drugs to kill or stop the growth of cancer cells. Chemotherapy can be oral (in pill form), injected or intravenous (IV).

External radiation therapy used to treat tongue cancer involves a machine outside the body sending high energy waves, such as X-rays, gamma rays, electron beams or protons, to kill cancer cells and prevent their growth. Learn more about our services by visiting our Radiation Oncology website.

A surgical oncologist or head and neck surgeon may remove part of the cancerous growth to prevent the cancer from spreading.

NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - A Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Markey Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center – a distinction that recognizes our commitment to accelerating precision cancer research and care to patients. We are the first and only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center in Kentucky, and one of 56 in the nation.