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What are early symptoms tonsil cancer

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Ulcers, hoarseness.: Oral cavity cancers present as nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. Hoarseness may be an early sign of laryngeal cancer.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 30 years experience
Unfortunately, None: Like most dangerous diseases and conditions, there are no symptoms in the early stages. However, there can be some characteristic visual changes, but ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Nonhealing ulcers.: Most patients present at over 50 years of age. Symptoms vary with the primary site. Oral cavity lesions can present with nonhealing ulcers that are p... Read More
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
A few: Non healing sores, pain, or new lesions are some of the symptoms.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Ulcer: Whitish plaques, thickened mucosa, non-healing ulcer, unexplained pain and feel of a foreign body in the mouth.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Mouth cancer: Any lesion that has not completely resolved after two weeks should be seen by an oral surgeon and evaluated for a biopsy. It's that simple. Also every... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Signs/Symptoms: See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a whit... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Genetic mutation: A genetic mutation causes cells to grow uncontrollably and to not die off. The mutation can occur from genetic predisposition, but also from an extern... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Stop worrying: This is commonplace. Tonsil size changes unpredictably and means nothing unless one or both of them become extremely large.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Similar questions have been appearing for months. If you've seen as many tonsils as most of us have, you'd know that most are asymmetrical. Stop worry... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Cancer: There are many different types of malignancies, some which may occur as a result of persistent inflammation. On the other hand, cancer occurring from ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
How big?: Some asymmetry in the size of paired organs is normal. If there are no symptoms, you may wish to watch and wait. if the tonsil does not get bigger, do... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Unlikely: at your age...and the size of your tonsils may normally vary from side to side depending upon a whole host of factors the most common of which is the ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
There is no evidence: that the SIZE of your tonsils has ANYTHING to do with tonsillar cancer (which is BTW quite rare) Hope this is helpful! Dr Z

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