Navigating oropharyngeal cancers
To learn more about a particular type of oropharyngeal cancer, choose a page below.
Soft Palate Cancer
This page discusses soft palate cancer, or cancer of the roof of the mouth behind the hard palate, in detail.
Tongue Base Cancer
This page discusses tongue base cancer, or cancer of the back of the tongue (the part inside the throat), in detail.
This page discusses tonsil cancer in detail.
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