Tonsil cancer

Cancer of the tonsil develops in the part of the throat just behind your mouth, called the oropharynx. It is a type of head and neck cancer.

Find out about tonsil cancer and what treatment you might expect.

What is tonsil cancer?

Get information on what tonsil cancer is and what the risk factors for this type of cancer are.

Treating tonsil cancer

Find out about the main treatments for tonsil cancer.

Last reviewed: 
18 Jul 2018
Coronavirus and cancer

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