Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine

The Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine in Frankfurt am Main aims to boost the immune system, to maintain and improve the quality of life in case of disease, minimize side effects of toxic treatment, to increase chances for recovery as well as to increase life span through the use of effective treatments.
business Go to hospital

Tonsil cancer: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If you have been diagnosed with tonsil cancer, this is not a time to despair. This type of cancer affects thousands of people and many of them have recovered from it. You can be one of them. We are here to help you recover as soon as possible.

Below, methods of tonsil cancer treatments are listed. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Price from
Price from
Tonsillectomy and cervical lymph nodes resection
Price from
Cancer rehabilitation
Price from

Best hospitals for Tonsil cancer treatment

TOP Price
clinic image

location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hildesheim

Academic Hospital Hildesheim

The Academic Hospital Hildesheim is a specialized medical facility and an academic teaching hospital of the Hannover Medical School. The hospital offers high quality diagnostics and comprehensive, interdisciplinary medical care.

Patients choice
clinic image

location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

University Hospital Cologne

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

check_circle Booking Health GmbH offers a full package of services

Send your request for the required treatment program
for your personal health issue.

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, 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%. 


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


  • 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. 


  • 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.     

Need Help?

Need Help?

Do you want the most effective treatment? We will help you to find a hospital in any country in the world specializing in your disease. Fill out the application and our specialist will contact you!

Thank you!

We received your treatment application in the best Europe clinics. Our manager will contact you within the next 24 hours.