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Squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx

What is squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx? Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a type of oropharyngeal cancer. The oropharynx is an area of the throat that includes the tonsils, base of the tongue, uvula, and soft palate. Most tumours are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). This type of cancer quickly spreads …
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