How do other illnesses affect oropharyngeal cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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