A 42-year-old female asked:
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does having one larger tonsil always mean cancer? can it b from past infection? mine been big for 7 yrs or longer. what's the chance it's cancer?

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Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Low chance,: Most likely due to chronic tonsillitis.
Answered on Mar 28, 2019
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