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what are the signs of tonsil cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Lesion in throat: With tonsilar cancer there is an ulcerating lesion that causes tenderness. This is mostly true of the squamous Ca's. With lymphoma of the tonsil the lesion grows and eventually spreads to the cervical nodes on the side of the lesion. Sqamous lesions frequently have nodal spread also so that in all cases chemo/RT are employed
Answered on Jul 15, 2016
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Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several: There are several ways tonsil cancer can present and not everyone will have all signs/Symptoms. They can include: lump or ulcer/pain in the throat, neck mass, voice change, difficulty swallowing, and a deep earache. If you are concerned, please have your doctor check it out.
Answered on Apr 22, 2018
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