oropharyngeal cancer

Pronunciation: (OR-oh-fuh-RIN-jee-ul KAN-ser)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth, including the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the tonsils). Most oropharyngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (cancer that begins in flat cells lining the oropharynx).

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-12-22Oropharyngeal Cancer TreatmentCáncer de orofaringe: Tratamiento