San Jose, CA
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?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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.
288 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 14, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.