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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
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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