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I am getting tonsillectomy tommorow will they test my tonsils for cancer?

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: The tissue will undergo pathological studies that reveal both obvious and obscure diagnoses.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Can't speak for peds: But in adults there is review of tissue resected by a pathologist in most hospitals.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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