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how common is tonsil cancer

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Really rare: Tonsil cancer mostly is from chronic exposure to smoke and alcohol. In the 20's the length of exposure is too short for this to develop. (a good time ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. B: Another scenario of tonsil cancer is one caused by Epstein Barr virus, mostly in eastern countries. Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of wat ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. BERT W WINTERHOLLER
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tonsil cancer at 20?: I am pleased to inform the readership that tonsil cancer at 20 years or younger is extremely rare, even in individuals who needlessly expose themselve ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Rare: Tonsillar cancer is rare under 20. Even nasopharyngeal cancers are not common at that age. More likely you have a chronic infection, see your doctor f ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil cancer: More common in heavy alcohol drinkers and smokers. Becoming more common with HPV 16 disease. Squamous cell carcinoma most common, some lymphomas
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Deck
Dr. Ken Deck answered
48 years experience General Surgery
Infection: Most likely infection bu tif persists seek a medicalopinion.
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Rare: Smoking of any kind and use of alcohol will increase your risk over time. Get six month soft tissue examination at your regular dental check ups. No n ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
32 years experience Medical Oncology
Pain: Pain , bleeding , non healing wound are the most common symptoms.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not common: It's not common but the incidence is rising.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Examination: Have an oral surgeon examine your lesion. "Having a feeling" is not going to give you the answers you need. Seek the care of a professional.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
It depends: General statistics don't signify much. Please repost & specify: male or female? US or elsewhere? Young or old? Smoker or nonsmoker? If smoker, cig ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
More than cigs: A habit of smokeless is far worse than cigarette smoke. This is because you constantly put the tobacco in the same place and it eventually leads to d ... Read More
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