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how common is tonsil cancer

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 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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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. BERT W WINTERHOLLER
43 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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A 52-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Deck
Dr. Ken Deck answered
47 years experience General Surgery
Infection: Most likely infection bu tif persists seek a medicalopinion.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
See: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/oralcav.html
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Not common: Kidney cancer is not common, however the incidence is rising with the use of modern radiologic imaging, including ct scans.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Fairly...: There are about 68-70, 000 new cases of bladder cancer each year; and the most common type is transitional cell(from the inner lining of the bladder).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
~8,500 cases/yr: It is estimated that in the United States this year that there will be approximately 8, 500 new cases of testicular cancer. It is the most common sol ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Lifetime risk 1 in 8: It is estimated that women in the US have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, with the median age at diagnosis of 60. Common misconce ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on geography: And cancer type. Primary liver cancer is not common in the usa, but it is the most frequent cancer in areas with high prevalence of hepatitis b infec ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rare: The rate is 1 in 3, 300 people, or 0.03% of the population. Risk factors for vaginal cancer include: history of abnormal pap smear, hpv warts, previo ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not common: It's not common but the incidence is rising.
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Dr. Jeffrey Braaten
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil Regrowth: This is not seen very often and actually would indicate that the tonsil was not completely removed to start with. Most likely the residual tonsillar t ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
About 20K per year: In the United States there are about 20, 000 new cases of ovarian cancer per year.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Not common.: This is probably a rare cause. The most common causes are tobacco use (including smokeless) and alcohol use.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Infection and other: Throat infection and other irritation i.e. Smoking , reflux disease- are the most common causes of hoarseness for someone in your age. Although, oral ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Squamous Ca: Most cancers of the lip are squamous cancers. Depending on the size and site, that is upper or lower lip and proximity to the commissures, wide resec ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Uncommon: But not rare. It is just a thickening of the mucosa due to some type of irritation, whether it be mechanical or chemical.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Tonsil CA increasing: Tonsil cancer is rare : <0.5% of all cancers but occurs mainly in smokers/drinkers. The number of cases worldwide have been increasing, possibly linke ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Type of Pancreatic c: It is one type of pancreatic cancer. It arises from the part of pancreas very close to your upper intestine( a part called Duodenum). It is usually de ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Greatly increased: The chance of getting mouth cancer (including tongue cancer, but others as well) is increased as the amount of cigar smoking increases. The risk is ab ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Uncommon in U.S.: This is not common in the U.S.- there are less than 3000 new cases each year. It is mcuh more common in east asia (china mostly). It is related to inf ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Very rare.: Less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the us annually are in men. The lifetime risk of a man developing breast cancer is about 1:10 ... Read More

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