A 23-year-old female asked:
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beside having oral hpv will chronic tonsillitis turn tonsil cancer?can you get tonsil cancer with no tonsils?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The tonsil is a: Location that houses lymphoid tissues called "tonsils", but the hpv virus inhabits the lining squamous mucosa of the throat, and the tonsils are part of that. Many are infected, few develop invasive cancer. The virus can spread by kissing.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020

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HPV: Yes. Of the non-genital cancers, tonsillar carcinomas have the strongest association with hpv. And this is particularly true for hpv-16.
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Dr. Martin Raff
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HPV: That is a possibility. You might want to get the vaccine which may help limit the extent of infection and reduce the risks of developing malignancy.

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