Tonsil Cancer

Tonsil cancer or oropharynx cancer are rare and the tonsils are small gland in the back of throat, tonsils are part of immune system and and act as first defence against infection,

Tonsil may remove in childhood if have continuous inflammation .

Tonsil cancer Causes

Tonsil Cancer photo
Men are diagnosed with tonsil cancer three to four times more often than women at age 50 or older.

- long-term smoking
– alcohol addiction
– Exposure to the human papilloma virus (HPV)
– History of Cancer

Tonsil cancer Symptoms

Throat pain sever continuous pain located in the throat
–  Ulcer of Mouth which erosion in the mucosa of the mouth and tongue causing a painful, shallow lesion.
–  Sore throat A painful, irritated area in the throat that usually feels worse when you swallow
–  Bleeding in the saliva
–  Loss of taste
Difficulty swallowing
Bad breath

Tonsil cancer Diagnosing

A doctor if suspect to all symptomes of tonsil cancer he may made other test to confirm tonsil cancer

-  X-rays to check if the tumor has spread to the lung
–  Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

Tonsil cancer Treatment

Tonsil cancer early-stage is often treated with radiation therapy or surgery and the later stage of tonsil cancer require chemotherapy treatment and also radiation

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