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A 28-year-old female asked:

I am 28 years old & female. i have a deviated uvula. i have only just noticed it. i have a recent diagnosis of early stage breast cancer so i'm jumpy. is it likely to be a normal thing or caused by a tumor? no issues with swallowing/ talking etc?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Usually all abnormal findings in patients with cancer are assumed to be related to cancer until proven otherwise. In your case an ENT or ORL exam will be needed as well as brain imaging that is somewhat standard in breast cancer staging ( you might have had it already). Connecting with your primary care doc might help in case your deviated uvula was noted on exam before the cancer diagnosis.
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Last updated May 23, 2021

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