My husband lost his battle with tongue cancer June 28, 2006 at the very young of age of 43. He left behind and son and daughter. He had been complaining the throat irritation, ear pain and was constantly clearing his throat for a duration of about 18 months. Doctors ignored his complaints and at my insistance asked for a referral from his GP to see an ENT. ENT doctor told him he was getting too much water in his ear and suggested ear plugs in the shower. His dentist never performed an oral cancer examination. I just happened to log onto your website, and was very pleased to learn that someone in the medical community takes this oral cancer disease very seriously.