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Right tonsil about 30% larger than left tonsil. just had tonsil stones on right tonsil. non smoker, occasional drinker. could this be tonsil cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Cancer unlikely: If the unilateral enlargement persists for more than a month, it would be prudent to see an ENT doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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Last updated Aug 7, 2016

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