This case involves a sixty-one-year-old female patient who presented to her primary care physician with a small lesion on the right side of her tongue. The mass was biopsied, a pathologist analyzed the results and the pathology report showed dysplastic changes and signs of chronic inflammation. The primary care physician counseled the patient that on the precancerous lesion and explained it could become malignant in the future. However, he advised the patient not to be worried. The lesion continued to bother the patient, which prompted a second biopsy a year later. This biopsy was consistent with well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The patient underwent twelve weeks of chemotherapy and radiation. She also underwent unilateral neck dissection and subtotal glossectomy in an attempt to eradicate the malignant tissue. Metastasis to the submandibular lymph node was discovered. His hospital course was complicated in that she suffered from myelosuppression, mucositis, aspiration, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalances which necessitated the placement of a PEG tube that later became severely infected.