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Oropharyngeal cancer

Oropharyngeal cancer: Introduction

Oropharyngeal cancer: Oropharyngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the oropharynx. The oropharynx is the middle part of the pharynx (throat) behind the mouth, and includes the back one-third of the tongue, the soft palate, the side and back walls of the throat, and the tonsils. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Oropharyngeal cancer is available below.

Symptoms of Oropharyngeal cancer

Treatments for Oropharyngeal cancer

  • The treatment options depend on the following:
  • The stage and grade of the cancer
  • The location of the tumor
  • The patient's general health. Depending on these factors a combination of Surgery, Radiation and Chemotherapy can be used
  • Dental exam - Prior to treatment to prevent dental complications during treatment
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Oropharyngeal cancer?

Oropharyngeal cancer: Complications

Read more about complications of Oropharyngeal cancer.

Causes of Oropharyngeal cancer

  • Smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • A diet low in fruits and vegetables
  • Drinking maté, a stimulant drink common in South America
  • Chewing betel quid, a stimulant commonly used in parts of Asia
  • more causes...»

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Oropharyngeal cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Oropharyngeal cancer

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Oropharyngeal cancer: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Oropharyngeal cancer

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Oropharyngeal cancer: Rare Types

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Oropharyngeal cancer: Animations

Prognosis for Oropharyngeal cancer

Prognosis for Oropharyngeal cancer: The prognosis (chance of recovery) depends on the following: 1) the stage and grade of the cancer, 2) the location of the tumor, 3) whether the tumor is associated with HPV infection.

Oropharyngeal cancer: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Oropharyngeal cancer:

Carcinoma, predominantly squamous cell, arising from epithelial cells of the oropharynx. -- 2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)


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