NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,360 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- oropharyngeal cancer
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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).