Cancer-Causing HPV Can Hide in the Throat

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Thu Feb 08, 2018 07:30 PM

So would tonsil removal be suggested by these findings?

Thu Feb 15, 2018 04:12 PM

My husband had his tonsils removed as a child. In July 2015, at age 63, he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma at the base of his tongue. So, I don't know about removal of tonsils being helpful in those hoping to avoid getting head&neck HPV related cancer. Even so, don't think many doctors would be willing to remove a person's tonsils in order to avoid the possibility if it.

Thu Feb 15, 2018 08:23 PM

I had my tonsils out at age 2, and then at 59 was diagnosed with throat cancer in a lymph node.  They never found my primary tumor, but I had radiation anyway just in case.  So I agree that prophylactic removal of tonsils would not be a good idea--the recovery is not easy.

Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:51 AM

I had tonsils removed at age 11 but developed polyp in nasal cavity later developed squama cell in throat & mouth.  I would be very interested in further information re this study.

Sun Feb 18, 2018 03:49 AM

My husband just had a small mass the size of a 2 peas taking off the back of his tongue it can back as HPV not cancerous but it was sent to Florida to a specialist because it was odd looking and the doctor said he was going to treat it as it was cancer and keep a eye on it " so we go back in 4 weeks . I guess we'll know more than !

Sun Feb 18, 2018 03:51 AM

My husband just had a small mass the size of a 2 peas taking off the back of his tongue it came back as HPV not cancerous but it was sent to Florida to a specialist because it was odd looking and the doctor said he was going to treat it as it was cancer and keep a eye on it " so we go back in 4 weeks . I guess we'll know more than !i
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