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Is tonsillar cancer common?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Perhaps
The firs or second most common oropharyngeal cancer.
Now associated not only with smoking and alcohol, but also with human papilloma virus types 16, 18 in non-smoker drinkers. Can be managed with surgery, more commonly with chemo-radiotherapy today.

In brief: Perhaps
The firs or second most common oropharyngeal cancer.
Now associated not only with smoking and alcohol, but also with human papilloma virus types 16, 18 in non-smoker drinkers. Can be managed with surgery, more commonly with chemo-radiotherapy today.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: No
Cancers arising in the tonsil may be from the epithelium or from the lymphoid tissue.
A particular form of cancer, nasopharyngeal carcinoma is common in the far east and is due to epstein barr virus infection. Other cancers of the tonsil are uncommon.

In brief: No
Cancers arising in the tonsil may be from the epithelium or from the lymphoid tissue.
A particular form of cancer, nasopharyngeal carcinoma is common in the far east and is due to epstein barr virus infection. Other cancers of the tonsil are uncommon.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Not very common
About 35, 000 people will get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer in 2012.
Tonsillar cancer occur in about 15% to 20%. The trend goes up as the incidence of hpv infection goes up. Main risk factors will include tobacco ( smoking/chewing) , etoh, hpv infection etc. ( american cancer society 2012).

In brief: Not very common
About 35, 000 people will get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer in 2012.
Tonsillar cancer occur in about 15% to 20%. The trend goes up as the incidence of hpv infection goes up. Main risk factors will include tobacco ( smoking/chewing) , etoh, hpv infection etc. ( american cancer society 2012).
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