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A 19-year-old female asked:

I'm 19, had pharyngitis. the sore throat went away. now my right tonsil and ear hurts. that won't go away. early sign of cancer? help please.

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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 whats going on.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Get an exam: You need to have your throat examined by your family doctor or you can go to an ENT specialist. Pain is usually not a symptom of Cancer, unless the Cancer is far advanced. How long have you had this problem???
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Last updated Jul 7, 2016

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