How risky is squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil?

Depends. Early stage tonsil cancer due to hpv has a relatively good prognosis. Advanced cancer due to smoking, and alcohol has worse outcome. See this site for more information on oral cancers. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/oropharyngeal/healthprofessional.

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