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How do other illnesses affect oropharyngeal cancer?

Human papilloma virus is one illness that may affect the prognosis of oropharyngeal cancer, even though it is a risk factor for developing the cancer. Those with evidence of the virus in their tumor cells have a better prognosis than those with no evidence of the virus.

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