A 45-year-old female asked:
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sore throat, feeling like there is a lump when i swallow, left tonsil is double in size to right. left side is also very red. voice is hoarse. cancer?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Sore throat: Much more likely infection which is treated via an antibiotic. If that doesn't do it do see an ENT specialist pronto who can evaluate thoroughly. Good luck!
Answered on Sep 3, 2016

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