What is the treatment for tonsillar cancer?

Multimodal . The treatment is multimodal with surgery mainly followed by chemo and radiation based on the extent of disease.
Tonsillectomy . Take out the tonsil put the tonsil and send it to pathology for analysis for cancer. Treatment depends on what they find.

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Is tonsillar cancer common?

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. Read more...
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). Read more...
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. Read more...

What can I do if my right tonsil is slightly larger than the left. Can it be tonsillar cancer?

No. Tonsils are even less likely to be symmetric than other body parts. If one blows up with a lymphoma or ulcerates / fungates with a squamous cancer, it will be obvious. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: tonsillar cancer?

The tonsil is. An anatomic location that can be ientified as being on either side of the base of the tongue, and below and behind the soft palate, that thin membrance behind the hard palate with the dew drop of tissue called the uvula. Hpv has just replaced tobacco as main cause of cancer induction of the normal squamous mucosa that resides there. Read more...