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View in Spanish: Carcinoma de la orofaringe in situ, estadio 0

Stage 0 oropharyngeal carcinoma in situ (or-oh-fuh-RIN-jee-ul KAR-sih-NOH-muh in SY-too)
Abnormal cells are found in the lining of the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth). These abnormal cells may become cancer and spread into nearby normal tissue.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.