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Oropharyngeal Cancers

Oropharyngeal Cancers - What it is

 Oropharyngeal cancers are usually seen in the middle-aged group and elderly, with the exception of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) related cancers which occur in the younger age group. Men are more commonly affected than women.

Where exactly is the oropharynx?

The oropharynx lies between the nasopharynx and hypopharynx.

It consists of:

  1. Soft palate
  2. Tonsils
  3. Back of throat (posterior pharyngeal walls)
  4. Posterior one-third of the tongue

Oropharyngeal Cancers - How to prevent?

Oropharyngeal Cancers - Preparing for surgery

Oropharyngeal Cancers - Post-surgery care

Oropharyngeal Cancers - Other Information

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