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A 17-year-old female asked:

One of my tonsils stick out or looks like it has a lump. been there for about 5 weeks. could it be cancer?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely: If anything bad it would be a potential puss pocket or abscess. These could be fatal if it were to rupture while you were sleeping & trigger debris forced into your lungs. Have it looked at. It may be something minor.

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Last updated Aug 14, 2018

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