This is important since disease starting in front of the tonsils are considered "oral" disease, while those arising in back of the teeth are "oropharynx" problems.
The Tonsils and Base of Tongue are in this oropharynx, along with the tissue making up the back of the throat (called the "posterior pharyngeal wall").
It is critical to get prompt diagnosis and proper treatment for an "oropharynx" cancer problem, this can literally make the difference between life and death. Understanding your options will give you the peace-of-mind that you have done everything possible to ensure a successful outcome for yourself or a loved one.
The Cancer Group Institute's book explains, in plain English, the definition, types, risk factors, frequency, evaluation, historical and latest effective treatments for base of tongue and tonsil cancers. We describe surgery, radiation and chemotherapy along with their side effects and results.
While we don't promise a cure, we tell you everything you need to know to help you make the correct choices today for an "oropharynx" cancer problem.
Some of the Department Heads, Hospitals and Residents using our materials are Mayo Clinic, Harvard University, Columbia, NYU, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, Tift Regional Cancer Center, Instituto Oncologia Moderna, Puerto Rico plus many others.