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BY MD Anderson

Whether people have had their tonsils removed or not, they still might develop tonsil cancer and should be educated about the disease.

Answering questions about tonsil cancer is Ann Gillenwater, M. D., professor in Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson. Here’s what she has to say.

What are tonsils?

The tonsils are a collection of lymph tissue, or white blood cells, at the back of your mouth that gather there to help...