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Oropharynx – Non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma

by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, updated on August 19, 2019. Quick facts: The tonsils, base of tongue, and soft palate form an area called the oropharynx. Non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma is a type of throat cancer that starts in the oropharynx. Most tumours in this area are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). …
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Oropharynx – Squamous cell carcinoma

This article was last reviewed on August 19, 2019 by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Quick facts: Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of throat cancer that starts in the oropharynx. The tonsils, base of tongue, and soft palate form an area called the oropharynx. Most tumours in this area are caused by a virus called …
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