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tonsillitis or tonsil cancer

A female asked:
Dr. Tri Nguyen
45 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes it can.: Tonsil cancer presents as a mass, ulcer or swelling of the tonsil. It can be infected and look like tonsillitis. But tonsillitis itself does not beces ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
One side vs two: Tonsillitis is generally bilateral and tonsillar cancer is usually unilateral. For more information on tonsil cancer see this site. http://www.mayocl ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Different disease: Chronic tonsill- itis is chronic inflammation of the tonsils most commonly caused by a viral or bacterial infection whose symptoms include sore throa ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Very different: Chronic tonsillitis is recurrent infection and benign. Tonsil cancer is usually a non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma caused by human papilloma ... Read More
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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No you can't.
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Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Tonsillitis : Tonsillitis comes from an infection with a virus or bacteria, not cancer. Cancer is not a communicable disease.
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Dr. Eyas Othman
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: No ther is no relation between throat cancer and throt infection.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
At 21 is tonsillitis: See your doctor , after examination will treat you with antibiotics , current practice of medicine rarely need removal, don't worry about cancer.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The tonsil is a: Location that houses lymphoid tissues called "tonsils", but the hpv virus inhabits the lining squamous mucosa of the throat, and the tonsils are part ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unlikely!: At your age, tonsillar cancer is unlikely. It may be due to inflammation of th tonsils or scratch to the throat during the eating process. Keep watchi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Symmetric tonsils: Are an anomaly and its normal to have asymmetric tonsils. As far as developing cancer, best to have your concerns evaluated by a local doctor.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Asked and answered: I believe you have been given many accurate answers to this question. Please do not abuse the generosity if the physicians here. The answers do not ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HPV: Yes. Of the non-genital cancers, tonsillar carcinomas have the strongest association with hpv. And this is particularly true for hpv-16.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HPV: That is a possibility. You might want to get the vaccine which may help limit the extent of infection and reduce the risks of developing malignancy.

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