Tonsil cancer treatment

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Tonsil cancer happens when mutated cells develop and grow in the tonsils. Alcohol use, smoking, and HPV increase the risk of cancer. Doctors usually remove cancerous tissue surgically. Radiation and chemotherapy reduce tumor size and are effective alone or in combination.

The tonsils are parts of the immune system. They help protect the body from bacteria and viruses that enter the mouth and throat. Unfortunately, according to statistics, tonsil cancer occurs in people over 50.

Doctors distinguish between several types of tonsils, where tumors can form:

  • Adenoids behind the nose;
  • Palatine tonsils behind the neck;
  • Lingual tonsils near the tongue.

Most often, tumors of the palatine tonsils become malignant.

Some common symptoms of tonsil cancer include:

  • Swollen tonsils;
  • Sore throat, mouth, and ear;
  • Difficulty swallowing;
  • Lump in throat;
  • Bumps on the neck;
  • Blood in saliva;
  • Bad breath.

People are more prone to developing tonsil cancer because of their lifestyle. Alcohol use, smoking, human papillomavirus (HPV), and older age increase the risk of developing tonsil tumors.

Physicians use a variety of procedures to diagnose tonsil cancer. For example, an x-ray or MRI and a biopsy (a small amount of tissue is taken from the tonsils with a thin needle, and the cells are examined under a microscope).

Treatment depends on the stage of cancer and how aggressive it is. In general, three types of treatment are used:

  • Most patients require surgery to remove cancerous tissue.
  • Radiation therapy is usually given to shrink the tumor before an operation or to help kill any remaining cancer cells after surgery.

Oncologists prescribe chemotherapy for advanced cancers to shrink the tumor.

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