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Is lingual cancer common

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: If one of the tonsils became larger recently and the size is increasing, that would be a cause for concern. However it is not feasible to provide an o... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navneet Dhillon
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Not really: Nodes and tonsils do take up a lot of glucose and because PET reads anything that is metabolically active, it doesn't mean cancer. Mostly it is not. H... Read More
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Unlikely tobe cancer: This PET report looks more like Tonsitlitis(Sore throat or Phayngitis). A clinical examination by a doctor will be more useful to make the correct dia... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Vein ?: It's most likely a vein but it could be other things as well so it would need a one on one clinical evaluation to confirm that.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Probably not but...: You really need to have an exam if you have been sick for 5 months.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
GERD: Severe reflux can result in the development of barrett's esophagus; which has an increased incidence of developing esophageal cancer. Upper endoscopy... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Faviel font
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Prob. something else: Do you have associated loss of weight? Loss of appetite? since you are 19 it's less likely a cancer. but have it checked by a Doctor
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: The tonsils are subject to a great deal of inflammation under certaincirdcumstances. Where there are the occassional cases of malignancy developing i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Many: There are many types of cancers- thus symptoms would vary based on the type , biology of cancers. It may include some symptoms caused by the enlargeme... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Options:: 1-learn latin 2-go to medical school 3-find a cancer doctor who will educate as well as they treat. It is almost impossible for a layperson to interpr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Skin cancer: Since more than 90% of malignancies are enviromental in origin being caused by a virus UV exposure or carcinogen, skin cancers such as basal cell canc... Read More

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