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Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
 from  488
Tonsillectomy
 from  3501
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
 from  4708

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
2069
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
16022

Memorial Bahcelievler Hospital Istanbul

9.2/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

The Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital Istanbul is an advanced multidisciplinary medical center that began its clinical practice in 2018. It is part of the world famous Memorial Healthcare Group. The hospital was designed in accordance with the very latest standards of modern architecture with the aim of providing top-class m
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
805
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
7750

Acibadem Healthcare Group Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

The Acibadem Healthcare Group Istanbul was founded in 1991 and in a short time has become one of the leading medical facilities not only in Turkey, but throughout the world. The medical group has developed rapidly for many year. Today, it consists of 22 hospitals and 19 outpatient clinics in 5 countries (in Turkey, Bulgaria, Hol
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
801
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
7922

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

The Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa is the largest and the most progressive hospital in Northern Israel. The medical center was founded in 1938 and nowadays is proud of its long history, rich and successful experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical fields. The hospital serves more than 2 million local
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
1103
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
11122

Leech Clinic Graz

9.2/10
location_onAustria, Graz

Department of Otolaryngology

Leech Clinic is a surgical clinic and a member of SANLAS Holding GmbH. “We are the Good Mood Clinic” is the slogan of the clinic, so our patients get specialist care and treatment all the way from a to Z in a friendly atmosphere.
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
1138
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
25526

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
488
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
4708

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
1873
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
15185

Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
811
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
7717

Clinic Générale Fribourg

8.5/10
location_onSwitzerland, Fribourg

Department of Otolaryngology

Medical tourism or a trip to another country to relax and solve some health problems, at the same time, enjoys great popularity now. The tourists of this type especially like Switzerland, because it offers a very high level of both rest and medical treatment. Clinique Generale has been servicing the residents of Fribourg for ove
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
0
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
1823
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
14244

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
2288
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
17964

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
1822
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
14390

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
1905
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
15992

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
1974
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
14979

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
2511
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
20433

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostic tests for tonsil cancer
1812
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
14180

About the disease

Tonsil cancer is an oral cancer, which originates in the tonsils. The tonsils are located behind the tongue and nose and are practically collections of the lymphoid tissue. There are three main types of tonsils:

  • Pharyngeal (also known as adenomas, located behind the nose)
  • Palatine (located behind the throat)
  • Lingual (located at the base of the tongue)

Tonsil cancer is more common in men. It can be caused by a polluted environment, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and HIV/HPV infections.

There are four stages of tonsil cancer. During the first stage, the cancerous tumor is less than 2 cm in size; during the second stage it is 2-4 cm wide, and by the third stage it will have grown to more than 4 cm and will start to affect the neck lymph nodes. The fourth stage is the most complicated one: by this time it will have spread to more than one lymph node and to other organs of the body.

According to headandneckcancerguide.org, the 5-year survival rate for first stage tonsil cancer is 56%, for second stage - 58%, for third stage - 55% and for fourth stage - 43%. 

Symptoms

  • Pain in the throat and mouth
  • Pain in the ears
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Lump in the neck
  • Swollen tonsils

Diagnosis

  • Fine needle aspiration is used to take a small amount of tissue of the tonsils for analysis under the microscope. It can determine whether the tonsils’ cells are malignant or not.
  • A PET scan, usually used for diagnosing lung cancer, can also create a precise image of the tonsils and show them on a deeper anatomical level.
  • A blood test can establish whether there are changes in the red and white blood cells.
  • An x-ray can also be used to establish whether lymph nodes have been affected. 

Treatment

  • Chemotherapy helps shrink the cancer and is usually administered before surgery, to increase the chances of full tumor resection.
  • Radiotherapy can also be administered before surgery and it is effective in the treatment of small tonsil cancers.
  • A tonsillectomy is the removal of the tonsils. If the cancer is large, the surgeon may need to remove the affected part of the throat (the soft palate at the base of the tongue is removed). This can be rebuilt at a later date, using tissue from another part of the patient’s body.
  • A tonsillectomy and resection of the cervical lymph nodes is required in more advanced stages of this cancer, if it has spread to the lymph nodes. In this case the surgeon removes not only the tonsils, but also the affected lymph nodes.

Overall, tonsil cancer can be treated and has a good recovery prognosis. The most important thing for you to do is to get a timely diagnosis and to lead a healthy lifestyle after surgery.     




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