Cancer and Tonsillectomy?

  1. Lady Guinevere profile image59
    Lady Guinevereposted 7 years ago

    Cancer and Tonsillectomy?

    Those who are now have cancer of the throat or lymphnodes ore mouth or lungs, have you had your tonsils removed when a child?  Is there a coorelation between tonsillectomy and cancer?

  2. rwelton profile image69
    rweltonposted 7 years ago

    I was diagnosed with Tonsil Cancer in 2008 - 35 rads and 3 chemos and 2.5 years later I am celebrating a pending New Year -  Not widely known, but throat/tonsil cancer is one of the current most prevalent cancers and rising.  I have not heard about a tonsillectomy/tonsil cancer correlation.  HPV, drinking and smoking seem to be the major reasons the cancer strikes in this area.  I can hook you up with lots of resources if needed.