Differential survival trends for patients with tonsillar, base of tongue and tongue cancer in Sweden.

Tonsillar, base of tongue and tongue cancer have similar anatomical and histopathological appearances but present differences in prognosis. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a known risk factor for tonsillar and base of tongue cancer, and a survival benefit has been shown for these tumors; however, HPV prevalence in tongue cancer is low. Tonsillar, base of… (More)