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What are early symptoms tonsil cancer

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Ulcers, hoarseness.: Oral cavity cancers present as nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. Hoarseness may be an early sign of laryngeal cancer.
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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 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 29 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
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Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
A few: Non healing sores, pain, or new lesions are some of the symptoms.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Ulcer: Whitish plaques, thickened mucosa, non-healing ulcer, unexplained pain and feel of a foreign body in the mouth.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 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
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Stop worrying: This is commonplace. Tonsil size changes unpredictably and means nothing unless one or both of them become extremely large.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 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
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 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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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unlikely: Cancer is exceedingly unlikely,but an abscess within the tonsil might be, and could cause all the symptoms. I would arrange an office visit to see wha... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Tupac
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Changes: Changes in the mouth tissues--growths, changes in color, white spots or spots that bleed, areas that don't ever seem to heal completely--these are thi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Red or white spot: There are no painful symptoms in early cancers. But you may see a red spot or a white spot that does to heal in. 2 weeks. Get any spots checked by y... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Let's be clear: Torus of the palate is a common variant, like a chin cleft, and is not cancer. Mouth cancer announces itself as marked discoloration and/or a mass.
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