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Difference between chronic tonsillitis and tonsil cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
One side vs two: Tonsillitis is generally bilateral and tonsillar cancer is usually unilateral. For more information on tonsil cancer see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tonsil-cancer/.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Different disease: Chronic tonsill- itis is chronic inflammation of the tonsils most commonly caused by a viral or bacterial infection whose symptoms include sore throat and fever. Tonsil cancer- is malignant process that originates from the tonsil. Everything is different- the only similarities is that it is affected the same area- tonsil.
Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 17 years experience
Very different: Chronic tonsillitis is recurrent infection and benign. Tonsil cancer is usually a non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma caused by human papilloma virus.

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