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Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Oropharyngeal Cancer

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Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

The prognosis (chance of recovery) depends on the following:

  • The stage and grade of the cancer.
  • Where the tumor is in the body.
  • Whether the tumor is associated with HPV infection.

Treatment options depend on the following:

  • The stage and grade of the cancer.
  • Where the tumor is in the body.
  • Keeping the patient's ability to speak and swallow as normal as possible.
  • The patient's general health.
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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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