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What is the rate of incidence of oropharyngeal cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The rate of incidence of oropharyngeal cancer is higher in men than in women. Overall, the rate of incidence of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx is 10.4 per 100,000. The rate of incidence of cancer in the oropharynx and tonsil region is 1.9 per 100,000 for men and women. The incidence rate is 3.2 per 100,000 in men and 0.3 per 100,000 in women.

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